Blackstone's Police Manuals are the leading police reference texts in the UK. In addition to being the only official study guides for the police promotion examinations in England and Wales, and a recognised text for student police officers, the Manuals have established themselves as thedefinitive reference sources for all who have involvement with police law and procedure. Written in consultation with police forces across England and Wales, the Manuals are endorsed by the National Policing Improvement Agency, for OSPRE Part 1 Promotion Examinations. Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 1 Crime: 2011 covers all aspects of criminal law and procedure from a police officer's perspective. The 2011 edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Coroners and JusticeAct 2009 and the Policing and Crime Act 2009. The 2011 edition also includes a new section on Firearms and Gun Crime. Relevant subjects covered include Homicide, Sexual Offences, Fraud, State of Mind and Offences against the Person. Fully revised, each chapter has been made more accessible forpolice officers to simplify the study process and clarify the wide range of material covered.The Manuals continue to be the most accessible, relevant, and focussed revision materials for Promotion Examinations. They are widely used in the professional development of police officers in a variety of roles making them essential reading for anyone with an interest in police and criminal law.Whether you are a serving police officer or police trainer, a practitioner, advisor, or researcher, Blackstone's Police Manuals 2011 are an essential purchase. The other three titles in the series are: Volume 2: Evidence and Procedure 2011, Volume 3: Road Policing 2011, and Volume 4: General Police Duties 2011.