Police Law

Paperback | March 26, 2015

byRichard Card, Jack English

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Now in its fourteenth edition, this well-respected and highly regarded book covers all areas of law and legal procedure which are of interest to police officers. Updated to include new legislation such as the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Crime and Courts Act 2013, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, and the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. There is also discussion of important changes to PACE Codes A, B, C, E, F, and H, thedefinition of domestic violence, and stop and search protocols. In addition, there is new case law and a revised structure reflecting the changing nature of policing and the challenges officers face. Comprehensive and easy to understand, Police Law is an indispensable everyday reference book for police officers, and is the only book covering all areas of police law. The book also provides a good source of information for members of the public who wish to refer to a legal text written in anaccessible way. Police Law is accompanied by a useful companion website containing regular updates on changes in the law throughout the life of the print edition.

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Now in its fourteenth edition, this well-respected and highly regarded book covers all areas of law and legal procedure which are of interest to police officers. Updated to include new legislation such as the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Crime and Courts Act 2013, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, and the ...

Richard Card is Emeritus Professor of law at De Monfort University, Leicester. He has written and lectured extensively in a number of areas of law, particularly criminal law, and is the sole author of Card, Cross, and Jones' Criminal Law. The late Jack English was former Assistant Chief Constable with Northumbria Police, Director of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:992 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.74 inPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198724365

ISBN - 13:9780198724360

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Table of Contents

1. General Principles2. Elements of Criminal Procedure3. Police Powers4. Police Questioning and the Rights of Suspects5. Treatment, Charging and Bail of Detainees6. Identification Methods7. The Law of Criminal Evidence8. The Police9. Traffic: General Provisions10. Use of Vehicles11. Control of Vehicles12. Lights and Vehicles13. Traffic Accidents14. Driving Offences15. Drinking or Drug-Taking and Driving16. Children and Young Persons17. Licensed Premises, Licensed Persons, Clubs, Places of Entertainment, and Offences of Drunkenness18. Dogs19. Firearms and Weapons20. Explosives21. Railways22. Nuisances, Collections, Vagrancy, Peddling, and Scrap Metal23. Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person24. Disputes25. Homicide and Related Offences26. Public Order other than Those Offences Related to Sporting Events or Industrial Disputes27. Public Order Offences Related to Sporting Events and Those Connected with Industrial Disputes28. Terrorism Generally29. Sexual Offences30. Offences Relating to Prostitution, Obscenity, and Indecent Photographs31. Drugs32. Theft and Related Offences, Robbery, and Blackmail33. Burglary34. Offences of Fraud and Bribery35. Handling Stolen Goods and Related Offences36. Forgery and Counterfeiting37. Criminal Damage and Computer Misuse38. Offences against Administration of Justice39. Preventive Justice

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"Police Law is simply a wonderful police law book. It excels in its comprehensiveness, its use of simple language without footnotes; and its style of writing which makes one want to read it from end to end because of its logical, well-ordered presentation, sound research and authorativeness.Not many law books can boast of those qualities. It is simply the best, thanks to Oxford University Press." --Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer