Blackstones Custody Officers Manual

Paperback | December 14, 2013

byHuw Smart

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Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual is an essential reference and training resource for all custody officers and trainers. All relevant legislation is presented in a clear and concise manner, together with analysis and explanation of the areas of the Codes of Practice that are most commonlymisunderstood, to offer a comprehensive treatment of all elements of the custody officer's role.Professionals involved in the criminal justice system will be acutely aware of the ever-changing legislation that governs the reception, treatment and welfare of people detained at police stations. This book interprets the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and accompanying Codes of Practice, andalso covers detainees' entitlements, reviews and relevant times, identification and samples, as well as the extension of detention in terrorist cases. The fifth edition contains revised material on safer detention, clinical treatment and attention, and identification and samples, and is fully updated to cover all recent legislation, including the Terrorism Act 2000, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, and the 2012 updates to the PACE Codes of Practice.Presented as a step by step guide to all stages of the custody procedure, Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual highlights common problem areas and offers practical guidance using real life examples, flowcharts, and summary sections.

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Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual is an essential reference and training resource for all custody officers and trainers. All relevant legislation is presented in a clear and concise manner, together with analysis and explanation of the areas of the Codes of Practice that are most commonlymisunderstood, to offer a comprehensive trea...

Huw Smart is a former Chief Inspector and qualified police trainer for South Wales Police, with over 30 years' experience in the police service. He is a part-time lecturer at the University of Glamorgan and is co-author of the Blackstone's Police QandAs series.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:December 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199681821

ISBN - 13:9780199681822

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Table of Contents

1. The Role of the Custody Officer2. Detainees-Initial Action3. Safer Detention4. Clinical Treatment and Attention5. Conditions of Detention6. The Detainee's Entitlements7. Vulnerable People and Appropriate Adults8. Dealing with Property and Searching9. Warrants10. Reviews and Relevant Time11. Extending Detention12. Identification and Samples13. Dealing with Legal Representatives14. Charging Suspects15. Continued Detention After Charge16. Bail17. Terrorism Act 2000 Detainees18. InterviewingAppendices:APPENDIX 1: Flow ChartsAPPENDIX 2: Home Office Circulars

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"up-to-date [...] and covers all of the PACE aspects of a Custody Officer and Review Officer's duties very fully with good explanations and case studies." --Rob Jerrard, Internet Law Book Reviews 03/05/2011