This book provides a comprehensive examination of all the required areas of criminal and policing law, with explicit links to the National Occupational Standards. Chapters open with clear objectives and include regular revision notes, knowledge check questions and answers and practical activities.
This second edition has been fully revised to expand the content, take account of recent changes and reflect the latest legislation. In particular there is a new chapter on PCSOs, the sections on police powers, roads policing, animals and evidence have been updated and the issue of diversity has been woven into an increased number of scenarios.
Jonathan Merritt has first-hand experience of police training and 14 years' experience of teaching criminal law. He led the design and delivery of one of the first foundation degrees in policing and has been at the forefront of foundation degree development in criminal justice nationally. This includes winning the tender to provide the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) for Nottinghamshire Police recruits, based around both a foundation degree and policing NVQs. In addition, he now teaches criminal justice at De Montfort University.
Basic legal concepts Human rights Police powers under PACE 1984 and SOCPA 2005 Other Police powers Police organisation PCSOs and the wider police family Violence and intimidation Sexual offences Drugs and solvents Property offences Public order Crime prevention Animals Sentencing issues Introduction to evidence Children, young persons and the mentally ill Conspiring, aiding, abetting and attempting to commit crime Weapons Alcohol, drunkeness and licensing Roads policing An understanding of civil Law