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Law for Student Police Officers (Practical Policing Skills Series 2nd Revised edition)

Law for Student Police Officers (Practical Policing Skills Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Jonathan Merritt (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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 conceptsHuman rightsPolice powers under PACE 1984 and SOCPA 2005Other Police powersPolice organisationPCSOs and the wider police familyViolence and intimidationSexual offencesDrugs and solventsProperty offencesPublic orderCrime preventionAnimalsSentencing issuesIntroduction to evidenceChildren, young persons and the mentally illConspiring, aiding, abetting and attempting to commit crimeWeaponsAlcohol, drunkeness and licensingRoads policingAn understanding of civil Law

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844452507
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781844452507
  • ISBN10: 1844452506
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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