Catalogue Number: 6FR-2T2E
- Author: Paul Connor,David Johnston,Glenn Hutton,Gavin McKinnon,Simon Cooper
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Published: 09 August 2012
- ISBN: 9780199658701
Blackstone's Police Manuals, available in four volumes, are the leading police reference texts in the UK. Written in consultation with police forces across England and Wales, the Manuals are the only study guides endorsed by the National Policing Improvement Agency for OSPRE Part 1 Promotion Examinations. The four volumes cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure from a police officer's perspective, in line with the new OSPRE syllabus. Straightforward and accessible, the Manuals offer a logical progression through the material and are extensively cross-referenced to provide a deeper understanding and more complete perspective of police duties. For complex or commonly misunderstood areas, there are handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping candidates to assimilate the information better and establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2013 edition has been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Police Detention and Bail Act 2011, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the Policing and Crime Act 2009. The 2013 edition also contains revised chapters on Theft and Associated Offences and Disclosure of Evidence, as well as coverage of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Mayor's Office for Policing in London, under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. Blackstone's Police Manuals continue to be the most accessible, relevant, and focussed revision materials for Promotion Examinations. Widely used by trainers as well as police officers going for promotion, their breadth and scope also make them an invaluable resource for anyone involved in police and criminal law. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as an online service offering fast desktop access to the complete text of the four Manuals.