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Description - Senior Investigating Officer's Handbook by Tony Cook

This title is a unique one-stop guide to all the processes and actions involved in conducting major investigations. In a clear and understandable fashion, it explains all the processes, procedures and instructions integral to the role of SIO. A portable and accessible point of reference, the Handbook encompasses all the vital elements for mounting successful investigations: it condenses ACPO guidance, core doctrines, legislation, and procedures into one volume along with practical advice, cases and checklists for each stage of the investigation. Case studies are supplemented with explanations and important procedures and processes interwoven with examples to provide context to the procedures outlined. References to additional sources of information and guidance are provided throughout. The Handbook takes the reader through all the stages relevant to the role of an SIO including: initial response; crime scene assessment; evidence gathering; dealing with suspects; and liaising with the media. It also provides guidance on handling non-homicide major enquiries such as missing persons and infant deaths.This title is aimed at anyone who conducts, reviews or has a professional interest in major crime investigations, particularly homicide. It will also be of interest to those who perform call-out duties or are expected to take command and control of such incidents, making vital early decisions. It is a must have reference tool for any SIO (or prospective SIO) whether they be at beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199231409
ISBN-10: 0199231400
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 100mm x 18mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tony Cook

Detective Superintendent Tony Cook has been a CID officer with Greater Manchester Police for over 25 years. During his tenure as an SIO, he has led a number of high profile investigations including an operation into gangland violence at Moss Side and, more recently, an investigation into the widely reported shooting of 15 year old Jessie James. He is a qualified Assessor for promotion and an Authorising Officer under RIPA and has completed numerous professional courses on all aspects of major crime investigation. Andy Tattersall, formerly Detective Superintendent in the Greater Manchester Police on the Force Major Incident Team, retired in 2007 after 33 years service and became the first ever Support Staff SIO in charge of a new Homicide Support Unit. A career detective with over 29 years in CID at all ranks, Andy is recognised locally and nationally as one of the most experienced investigators in the UK, holding the position of SIO for eleven years. In 2000 he was part of a select Specialist Advisory Team, created to assist the Metropolitan Police with the murder investigation of Jill Dando. Andy received the Homicide Working Group National Award for his Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Homicide in November 2006.