Blackstones Preparing for Police Duty

Paperback | November 28, 2010

byRichard ButterworthEditorFraser Sampson

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This is a fully revised fourth edition of the successful Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty, the invaluable introduction to the police service for new recruits or those considering a policing career. This highly practical guide informs those interested in a career in the police about the general culture of the policing world; the extended police family, dress-code, badges, shift patterns, equipment and basic information on police powers in relation to the most common crimes. The new edition offers an easy-to-understand outline of the criminal justice system and a summary of the criminal law, and has been fully updated to include the latest changes in the recruitment and entry procedures, as well as new content on policing terrorism, public protest, and neighbourhoodpolicing. Written by an experienced serving police officer, Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty is an accessible, motivational and informative guide for anyone considering a career in the police service, those on foundation and policing degree courses, and anyone who has recently secured a place as astudent officer.

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This is a fully revised fourth edition of the successful Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty, the invaluable introduction to the police service for new recruits or those considering a policing career. This highly practical guide informs those interested in a career in the police about the general culture of the policing world; the e...

Richard Butterworth BA (Hons), MA, is a Chief Inspector and staff officer to the chief constable at South Yorkshire Police. He has 15 years' policing experience, having worked in Response Policing, CID, Intelligence, Custody and Firearms. He has also been involved in planning for the London Olympic Games 2012 and the UK Papal Visit 20...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:November 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199595232

ISBN - 13:9780199595235

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: The Police1. In the Office of Constable2. History and Structure of Policing3. The Tripartite Structure4. Force Structure and Organisation5. The Police FamilyPart II: The Job6. A Police Officer's Job7. Reality CheckPart III: Recruiting and Training8. The Selection Process9. Initial TrainingPart IV: Policing Powers10. Human Rights and Police Powers11. Powers of Arrest12. Stop and Search13. Law and Order14. A Quick Lesson in Crime15. Law and Order: A Closer LookAppendicesAppendix 1: Glossary of Police TermsAppendix 2: The Phonetic Alphabet

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"I currently use this book alongside my studies, and I would recommend it to people like myself on the same course or interested in a police career." --Kayleigh Rhodes, Policing Studies Student, University of Wolverhampton