Police Family Liaison

Paperback | March 8, 2011

byDuncan McGarry

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This new book is the first practical guide to the sensitive topic of family liaison, aimed directly at the police. The text focuses on the key role that family liaison plays in the police service, explains how the role has developed and provides practitioners with a clear understanding of whyrelatives and friends are entitled to the highest standard of response from the police but also why no investigation can be truly effective without this relationship being supported, resourced and supervised throughout.The book covers a wide range of important issues including the development and delivery of training, operating protocols, contacting and establishing relationships with the family, management and mass fatalities. Highly practical, the book includes examples, illustrative diagrams, summary sections and checklists, plus a wide range of case study chapters based on key events, including the the Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash, the 2004 Tsunami, the Bali Bombings, the September 11th attacks and the London Bombings ofJuly 7th. This book is a must for all those who work in this difficult area.The Blackstone's Practical Policing Series is a collection of highly practical, up-to-date titles covering a range of essential subjects in today's policing arena. Developed from a detailed understanding of police information needs, this series seeks to explain the relevant law, practice andprocedure from a police officer's perspective.

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This new book is the first practical guide to the sensitive topic of family liaison, aimed directly at the police. The text focuses on the key role that family liaison plays in the police service, explains how the role has developed and provides practitioners with a clear understanding of whyrelatives and friends are entitled to the hi...

Duncan McGarry is currently the UK National Adviser for Police Family Liaison and he wrote the national guidelines. He has been a Detective for 23 years and a police trainer, mainly serving in the Metropolitan Police. He has worked on the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry, the Paddington train crash, the London Bombings, the Asian Tsunami, Ne...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pagesPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199214085

ISBN - 13:9780199214082

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor John GrieveIntroduction1. History of police family liaison2. Training and the Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash3. Family relationships4. Management and co-ordination of family liaison5. Victimology, lifestyle and behaviour6. Witnesses and statements7. Bereavement8. Mass fatalities9. Mass fatalities abroad10. Death, post mortems and funerals11. Agencies and partnerships12. Family assistance centres13. Critical incidents14. Staff welfare15. Future developments and planning

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`This book is a long time coming. It is an area of Policing that if used correctly will aid the public in their darkest hour.'Alan Phillips, Detective Constable, Essex Police