Blackstone's Crime Investigators' Handbook provides you with straightforward, practical information and advice for anyone involved in investigating crime. Covering all the practical skills required for the Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme (ICIDP) Phases 2 and 3, as well as all PIP Level 2 investigations, it will also be useful to detectives and uniformed officers investigating volume crime, as well those involved in the initial stages of
Covering the different types of criminal investigation, with outlines of the legal procedures and operational protocols relating to specific offences, the second edition of the Handbook includes new content relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). There is also coverage of updated Disclosure obligations under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 amendments, and a new chapter covering cyber crime and communications data offences.
Each stage of conducting and managing an investigation is explored, with specific guidance on crime scene management, evidence preservation, and witness and suspect management, helping you to build and develop your capabilities. The Handbook also outlines the role of partner agencies and includes specific
chapters on forensic investigation and the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths.
Police doctrines and practical guidance manuals are extensively cross-referenced, while checklists, aide memoirs, and key point boxes help contextualise the complex and sometimes daunting procedures, methods, and responsibilities.
Detective Superintendent Tony Cook is a former Senior Investigating Officer at Greater Manchester Police and currently a regional SIO advisor for the National Crime Agency. He has led and advised on major police investigations for more than 20 years and is the author of the successful Blackstone's Senior Investigating Officer's Handbook (now in its fourth edition), and contributor to the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook. Mick Hill is an experienced detective and a qualified police trainer. He is presently seconded with the NPIA as a National Training Coordinator with responsibility for all aspects of the ICIDP and is currently assisting in the development of the revised Detective Inspectors Development Programme. His role has seen him advising forces around the UK in respect of ICIDP matters. Steve Hibbitt is a Detective Chief Inspector and operational SIO at Humberside Police. He is a major crime review officer and an ACPO approved Specialist Interview Advisor. He is the author of various ACPO position papers and has designed and delivered training for PIP Level 1 and 2 investigators and PIP Level 2 Specialist Interviewers.
1. Role of a Criminal Investigator ; 2. Legal framework, Manuals and Doctrine ; 3. Investigation Management & Decision Making ; 4. Initial Stages of an investigation ; 5. Crime scene identification, preservation, searching & evidence recovery ; 6. Forensic investigation ; 7. Core investigative strategies ; 8. Witness management ; 9. Suspect management ; 10. Investigating sudden & unexplained deaths ; 11. Types of investigations ; 12. Pro-active investigation techniques ; 13. Crime report processing ; 14. Case management, CPS & Court procedures ; 15. Child Sexual Exploitation