Blackstones Police Station Handbook

Paperback | September 13, 2015

byAnthony Edwards, Matthew Hardcastle

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Attendance at a police station requires representatives to respond to unexpected and rapidly changing events at very short notice. It is a frequent occurrence that a representative will be sent to a station to attend for a single matter but, by the time of their arrival, the client may havebeen arrested with new offences. This is a stressful situation requiring police station representatives to have law, practice, and procedure at their fingertips so that they can respond immediately and in a manner that represents the best interests of their client. Blackstone's Police Station Handbook provides indispensable and complete coverage of all aspects of a client's matter during the pre-charge and investigatory period. In particular, it focuses on the numerous substantive and procedural matters that may arise at short notice with an emphasis on theclient, the representative and the defence. It provides detailed guidance on matters such as PACE interviews not dealt with by a police officer, dealing with vulnerable clients and funding, as well as providing extensive guidance on offences and procedural issues that are likely to arise at thepolice station. Unusually amongst titles on police station work, this book is written by and for legal practitioners and will be particularly valued by those who are newly qualified or who are probationary representatives. Blackstone's Police Station Handbook uses a similar format to Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook with an easy-to-use layout, facilitating quick reading and instant decision-making. Diagrams, flowcharts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. It also includescross-references to Blackstone's Criminal Practice.

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Attendance at a police station requires representatives to respond to unexpected and rapidly changing events at very short notice. It is a frequent occurrence that a representative will be sent to a station to attend for a single matter but, by the time of their arrival, the client may havebeen arrested with new offences. This is a str...

Anthony Edwards is a consultant with TV Edwards LLP Solicitors, a duty solicitor, a supervisor for the specialist fraud panel and a higher courts advocate (Criminal Courts). He has served at almost every level of committee in the criminal justice system and is currently a member of the Council of Justice, of the editorial board of Crim...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.67 inPublished:September 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198722664

ISBN - 13:9780198722663

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Table of Contents

PART A: Routes to CriminalityA1 AttemptA2 ConspiracyA3 Aid, Abet, Counsel or Procure an OffenceA4 Joint EnterpriseA5 Serious Crime Act 2007 OffencesPART B: OffencesB1 Offences Against the PersonB2 DrugsB3 Sexual OffencesB4 Offences Against ChildrenB5 Theft Act OffencesB6 Fraud and Money Laundering OffencesB7 Public Order OffencesB8 Communications OffencesB9 Weapons OffencesB10 Road Traffic OffencesB11 Immigration OffencesB12 Damage to PropertyB13 Offences Interfering with the Course of Public JusticeB14 Animal OffencesB15 Other Offences Against PropertyB16 Terrorist OffencesPART C: General DefencesC1 Self-DefenceC2 Force Used in the Prevention of CrimeC3 DuressC4 Insanity/AutomatismC5 MistakeC6 IntoxicationC7 Victims of TraffickingPART D: Pre-AttendanceD1 Initial Rights and Entitlements (including disclosure)D2 Rights of Representatives before AttendanceD3 Rights of Representatives at the Police StationD4 Custody Time LimitsD5 Volunteers at the Police StationPART E: Vulnerable ClientsE1 YouthsE2 The Rights of the Blind, Seriously Visually Impaired or Deaf etc.E3 Identifying Vulnerability Before InterviewE4 Provisions Relating to the Mentally Disordered and Otherwise Mentally VulnerableE5 Appropriate AdultsE6 Those who may Require Clinical Treatment and AttentionPART F: Ancillary ProceduresF1 dentification ProceduresF2 Intimate Samples F3 Non-Intimate SamplesPART G: Other InterviewsG1 Volunteers under CautionG2 Serious Fraud OfficeG3 Financial Conduct AuthorityG4 Detention at Port or BorderG5 Intelligence InterviewsG6 TICsG7 Seized Cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2000PART H: RepresentationsH1 Lawful ArrestH2 Bail at the Police StationH3 Drug TestingH4 Intervening in InterviewPART I: Out of Court Disposal OptionsI1 SummaryI2 Suspended ProsecutionsI3 Community ResolutionsI4 Restorative JusticeI5 Adult Cannabis and Khat WarningsI6 Penalty Notice for Disorder ( PNDs )I7 Simple Adult CautionI8 Youth CautionI9 Conditional CautionI10 Youth Conditional CautionI11 TriagePART J: AppendixJ1 New Offences Created by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2014J2 Key Guidance, by the College of Policing, on the use of Youth CautionsJ3 Retention of SamplesJ4 Rehabilitation TablesJ5 FundingJ6 Professional Duties