9780198783008: Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2017
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Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2017 reflects the multitude of avenues into policing now open to future police officers, from pre-join courses to progression from serving as a Special or working as a PCSO. Covering the major requirements of the revised Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (2015), as well as the IPLDP Diploma in Policing, this book is a must-have for anyone embarking on a career in the police.

Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through the topics, covering theory, discussion, and practice while developing skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a comprehensive and accessible style, the book ensures you have 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 a new chapter on cybercrime. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-join schemes or through an alternative qualification route. This new structure means it is possible for students to omit certain parts of the Handbook whilst still meeting the mandatory requirements of the revised Diploma in Policing.

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Review from previous edition This is an essential text for any student studying an undergraduate qualification in policing. (Rachael Strzelecki, Course Leader in Policing, University of Wolverhampton)

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students provides a knowledge hub of essential foundation level reading for recruits and students of policing. (Annette Crisp, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University)

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Dr Robin Bryant is Director of Criminal Justice Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University. He was jointly responsible with Kent Police for establishing an innovative Foundation Degree in Policing for initial police training in Kent, and is an external examiner for a number of universities in the UK that offer programmes in Policing and Criminology. He has edited and contributed to several books on investigation and police training, and published and presented widely on investigative theory. Sarah Bryant specializes in editing technical, academic material for a wider readership. Her background is in science education and the development of learning materials for adults. Sofia Graça is a Senior Lecturer, and Programme Director for the MSc in Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University, in collaboration with the Police Academy of the Netherlands. Kevin Lawton-Barrett is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the BA/BSc in Forensic Investigation at Canterbury Christ Church University. He was formerly an operational Senior CSI at Kent Police and a trainer attached to Kent Police College involved in the training and development of CSIs, police recruits and detectives. Dr Paul Gilbert is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing, Canterbury Christ Church University. Graham Hooper is a senior lecturer and programme director for the Crime & Policing degree at Canterbury Christ Church University. Nigel Jones is Director of the Centre for Cybercrime Forensics at Canterbury Christ Church University. Peter Lerpiniere is a lecturer in Crime and Policing Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. Trish McCormack is an Associate Tutor at Canterbury Christ Church University and former Police Inspector with Kent Police. Dr Martin O'Neill is a serving police officer with Kent Police. He is involved in all aspects of criminal investigation, as well as running training courses up to and including the rank of detective inspector. He specialises in investigating sexual offences, homicide investigations, fraud, and public protection. Jane Owens is a Policing and Policing Studies Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Vince Straine-Francis is an instructor on the Policing Studies course at Canterbury Christ Church University and a former Detective Constable with Kent Police. Robert Underwood is an associate tutor in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and a former Kent Police officer. Together with colleagues from both organisations he was responsible for the design of the Foundation Degree in Policing which formed the basis of initial police training and education in Kent. He contributes to several other books in the Blackstone's series. Dr Dominic Wood is the Head of Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is also the Chair of the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing.

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