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Cover Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook

Christiane Rabenstein and Marnie Ratcliffe

Edited by Clive Walker

This book provides an authoritative, operational guide to anti-terrorism legislation. It also contains important contextual chapters on the counter-terrorism operational framework, the national structures and strategies, and the role and functions of key agencies. The fourth edition includes coverage of the Government's updated CONTEST Strategy, Cyber Security Strategy, National Security Strategy and the national response to terrorist emergencies. It also presents a summary of the current threat in the UK covering the last five years, a new chapter on overseas counter-terrorism strategy, new case studies on counter-terrorism investigations, guidance on the Government Protective Marking Scheme, and practical scenarios and checklists to illustrate the operational application of anti-terror laws. The legislative section, brought fully up to date by the highly regarded Police National Legal Database (PNLD), focuses upon terrorist offences, police powers and procedures.

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Cover Blackstone's Crime Investigators' Handbook

Steve Hibbitt and Gary Shaw

Now in its third edition, this book provides straightforward, practical information and advice for crime investigators. The book complements the learning outcomes from the Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme (ICIDP) Phases 2 and 3, as well as all Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP) Level 2 investigations and provides practical operational advice for a variety of crime types that investigators and supervisors can expect to encounter. The third edition covers changes to legislative and professional practices such as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, Achieving Best Evidence 2022, amendments to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and Codes of Practice, the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime 2021, and the Criminal Procedure Rules and Practice Directions 2020, which consolidates the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 and subsequent amendments. This edition also covers new and emerging crime types, such as cyber crime, honour based violence and abuse, child sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and stalking and harassment.

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Cover Blackstone’s Custody Officers’ Manual
This book is a reference and training resource which presents all relevant legislation, together with analysis and explanation of the areas of the Codes of Practice that are most commonly misunderstood, to offer a treatment of all elements of the custody officer's role. Professionals involved in the criminal justice system will be acutely aware of the ever-changing legislation that governs the reception, treatment, and welfare of people detained at police stations. This book interprets the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 and accompanying Codes of Practice, and also covers detainees' entitlements, reviews and relevant times, identification and samples, as well as the extension of detention in terrorist cases. The fifth edition contains revised material on safer detention, clinical treatment and attention, and identification and samples, and is fully updated to cover all recent legislation, including the Terrorism Act 2000, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, and the 2012 updates to the PACE Codes of Practice.

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Cover Blackstone’s Emergency Planning, Crisis and Disaster Management
This book is a practical guide for those involved in all aspects of emergency preparedness, resilience, and response. It is primarily focused on the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The book covers emergency planning, business continuity, and resilience management, and includes coverage from creating a plan or exercise through to setting up a control room and debriefing for future improvement and development. There is also full coverage of how the emergency response is managed by each of the main agencies involved.

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Cover Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students

Edited by Dominic Wood, Sarah Bradshaw, Tara Dickens, Julian Parker-McLeod, Francis Simpson, and Graham Weaver

Divided into six parts, representing key stages in progression from entry into policing, to initial training and then confirmation, the text leads the reader through each topic, covering theory, discussion, and practice while helping readers to develop skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. The text provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include stop, search, and entry; alcohol and drug offences; sexual offences; interviewing; and intelligence, as well as cybercrime. Those aspects of police training which are common to all new entrants are clearly identified. There are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment.

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Cover Blackstone's Handbook of Ports and Border Security

Police National Legal Database (PNLD) and Andrew Staniforth

Edited by Clive Walker and Stuart Osborne QPM

Over the past decade, significant legislative and operational changes have been introduced to strengthen British borders against international organized crime and terrorism. Police officers, counter-terrorism officers, immigration, and customs officials are now required to work together within new operating procedures and organizations. This book brings together all the relevant legislation, as well as powers, procedures, and strategies for those professionals. Divided into two parts, Part 1 offers clear and detailed explanations of strategy, operational guidance, case studies, and an outline of the functions of key agencies. Part 2 is devoted to the legislation itself, focusing primarily on the powers and procedures for police, immigration and customs officers, and the main offences relating to terrorist and extremist activity, organized crime, criminal assets, firearms, and aviation, rail and maritime security.

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Cover Blackstone's Police Investigators Manual 2023

Paul Connor, Andrew Cox, Glenn Hutton, David Johnston, Elliot Gold, and Sarah Parry-Davies

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Cover Blackstone's Police Investigators Workbook 2023

Paul Connor, Andrew Cox, Glenn Hutton, David Johnston, Elliot Gold, and Sarah Parry-Davies

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Cover Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual 2024

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Cover Blackstone's Police Investigators' Workbook 2024

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Cover Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 1: Crime 2024

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Cover Blackstone’s Police Manual Volume 3: General Police Duties 2024

Paul Connor, Dave Johnston, Glenn Hutton, Andy Cox, and Elliot Gold

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Cover Blackstone's Police Manuals Volume 2: Evidence and Procedure 2024

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Cover Blackstone’s Police Operational Handbook
This book is designed for police officers while out on patrol. Covering a wide range of common offences, it clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation, providing offence definitions, points to prove, and practical considerations. It allows readers to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The sixteenth edition of has been updated to include all recent legislative developments and further changes to the law. Topics covered include police powers, assaults and violence, sexual offences, drugs, public disorder, and firearms. There is also coverage of road traffic issues. The book finishes with five appendices on topics such as human rights and traffic data.

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Cover Blackstone’s Senior Investigating Officers’ Handbook
This book provides step-by-step, easy to understand guidance on all the necessary considerations, procedures, and processes for a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO), whether performing the role at the very outset of an investigation or at the more advanced stages. Chapters include guidance regarding decision-making and the initial response, setting up and managing an investigation, investigative strategies, policy logs, victim, family, and community management, and liaison with the media. There is also instruction on suspect and witness management, conducting ‘TIE’ (Trace, Investigate, and Evaluate) enquiries, child sexual exploitation and investigating sudden and unexplained infant deaths. Each chapter covers the important areas of a complex investigation with checklists, keypoints, and real-life case studies to help explain the processes and why they are important. All the main investigative foundations, knowledge, and skills for mounting a complex investigation are covered. The sixth edition also includes a new chapter on investigating suspicious missing persons. Each chapter has been completely updated and refreshed to reflect new changes and processes applicable to each individual section.

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Cover Card and English on Police Law
This book provides straightforward coverage of all aspects of law and police procedure that affect the community at large. This edition has been fully updated. In addition to a host of amendments to pre-existing legislation, new bodies of statute law, such as the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018, and the Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018, are dealt with. Case law developments are also described, as are revisions to the PACE Codes. Introduced into the body of the new edition is content covering public service vehicles, goods vehicles, animals, birds, and plants, and game.

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Cover Covert Investigation

Clive Harfield and Karen Harfield

Examining all the issues needed to consider when deploying investigative tools under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, this book provides a detailed guide to this important, complex, and sometimes controversial area of the law. It sets the context for the moral management of covert investigations, and the statutory principles underpinning such interventions. Authorization and governance frameworks are discussed, with emphasis on issues facing authorizing officers, as well as a focus on practical management issues from strategic and operational perspectives. Part 2 concentrates on the statutory elements of covert investigations, addressing directed surveillance, intrusive surveillance, property interference, and surveillance through communications and the data it generates. There is also discussion of the use of covert human intelligence sources, especially the significant moral issues arising from relationship manipulation and privacy intrusion within the sphere of covert investigations.

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Cover Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery
This book features guidance on the techniques involved in crime scene management and evidence recovery, alongside hands-on advice and aide-memoirs from crime scene investigators. This second edition also includes scientific explanations and everyday examples showing the importance difference that first responders can make. Whilst crime scene investigators are trained to undertake more detailed forensic examination, the actions of first responders can have a fundamental impact on the success of an examination. By increasing the awareness of forensic aspects of a crime scene investigation, this book ensures that crime scene officers are better equipped to make informed decisions about protecting and preserving scenes and recovering items for evidence. It also helps all police and forensic professionals to develop their understanding of the various analysis techniques available, as well as the pitfalls to avoid. The fifteen chapters offer structured advice on the techniques involved in the preservation, recovery, packaging, and storage of different evidential types such as fingerprints, DNA, glass, footwear, paint, and fibres. An overview of the science behind the various types of forensic analysis is presented alongside the relevant legislation, to reinforce the value of accurate crime scene management within the duration of an investigation, and practical tips, scenarios, and knowledge checks help to test understanding and root best practice within everyday policing.

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Cover Effective Investigation of Child Homicide and Suspicious Deaths
Crimes against children are some of the most serious and demanding investigations that a police force can be involved with. It is an extremely specialized crime area, with its own legislation, case law, guidance and crucial multi-agency working. This book offers a practical operational guide to managing the investigation of child death, and sets out the protocols and procedures relating to these deaths, from sudden and unexpected deaths in infancy (SUDI) to suspicious cases and homicide. Following the death of Baby Peter and the subsequent report by Lord Laming in 2009, this book outlines the revised statutory guidance on inter-agency working. By bringing together the key legislation, guidance, policies and procedures, along with operational options and background information, the text creates provides a resource for those tasked with this challenging but essential work. Drawing on personal experiences, the book outlines the relevant procedures of inquests and the criminal and family courts, and summarises the specific offences relating to child deaths such as infanticide, familial homicide, procuring an abortion, and child destruction. The role of expert medical evidence is explained, as are the procedures relating to forensic post-mortems and forensic samples and tests, with contributions from key medical professionals framing the complex and technical within a more practical setting. A reminder of the nuances of child death investigations is present in the striking but sensitive inclusion of personal accounts from the families of victims.

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Cover Evidence-Based Policing

Cynthia Lum and Christopher S. Koper

Today's police agencies are in a period of both crisis and reform as they try to improve their ability to deliver public safety to citizens in ways that are effective, legitimate, and sustainable. Evidence-based policing offers one such solution—an approach which emphasises the value that research can bring to police officers and, by extension, the public they serve. However, evidence-based policing is not just about the process of understanding and evaluating police practices. It is also about translating and using that knowledge in daily police activities. This book examines the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of various police practices and provides tools to help turn research into practice. Part I gives a practitioner's definition of evidence-based policing, a primer on how to judge and interpret research findings, and a review of the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix, a tool for translating research on police crime control interventions. In Part II the chapters review the breadth of knowledge about policing interventions for people, places, communities, and technology, focusing on how to optimize operations based on this information. Tools and ideas that can assist in implementing evidence-based practices into patrol, investigations, supervision, management, crime analysis, and leadership are provided in Part III. Finally, in Part IV the chapters contain conversations with researchers about how they might continue to work with police agencies to advance evidence-based policing.