Description - Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students by Sofia Graca
Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2012 has been developed from the best-selling Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook to reflect the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, from pre-entry courses to PCSOs and Specials. Completely revised and restructured, helping you find the key areas and meet the new requirements of police training, this book is a must-have for those embarking on a career in the police. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualifications structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-entry 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 IPLDP Diploma in Policing.
Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-entry programmes (where appropriate) in Parts 1 and 2, 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. Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2012 is essential reading whether you are taking a pre-entry course or the IPLDP Diploma in Policing, looking to move on from your role as a PCSO or Special, or are involved within the security and law enforcement sector.
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Author Biography - Sofia Graca
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 Graca 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. Roy Murphy is a retired detective who has worked for the UK police, HM Government and in the private sector undertaking investigating, training and advising on criminal investigation. He has been an Investigative Adviser and more recently a lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice Studies. Dr Stephen Tong is Director of Policing and Programme Director of the BSc (Hons) Police Studies & Policing (pre-service) programme in the Department of Law & Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. 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 Acting 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.