The Law Enforcement Handbook

Paperback | January 2, 2009

byDesmond Rowland, James Bailey, Stephen Rowland

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The Law Enforcement Handbook is designed to provide the basic grounding a police officer requires to perform effectively while carrying out the duties of a patrol officer or criminal investigator. Because the division between patrol and investigative duties varies considerably among police forces, and may not exist in smaller departments, the author has taken a comprehensive approach that follows the officer from the initial stop of a suspect on the street to testimony in court. This book can be used as a core text for recruit training, as a handbook for more experienced officers, as a training manual for security personnel without prior police experience, or as a resource book in university police science courses. A thorough mastery of the material presented in this book will provide the information required to handle virtually all normal police duties, up to and including major criminal investigations.This book, written by a former police officer, takes a practical approach to the police profession and is designed to provide detailed information and quick reference access.

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The Law Enforcement Handbook is designed to provide the basic grounding a police officer requires to perform effectively while carrying out the duties of a patrol officer or criminal investigator. Because the division between patrol and investigative duties varies considerably among police forces, and may not exist in smaller departmen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:6.75 × 4.5 × 0.44 inPublished:January 2, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176501274

ISBN - 13:9780176501273

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Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Part One: Patrol Chapter 1: Working the StreetsI: IntroductionII: Preparation for Patrol DutiesIII: Working Your Patrol AreaIV: Street Knowledge V: Developing Your Powers of Observation VI: Checking Business Premises VII: Investigating Suspicious Persons VIII: Dealing with Suspicious Situations IX: Reducing Public Hazards Chapter 2: On the Record I: Notebooks II: Reports III: Obtaining Information Chapter 3: Responding to Emergencies I: Approaching Emergency Situations II: Approaching Accident Scenes III: Approaching Crime Scenes IV: Homicide and Other Violent Crimes Chapter 4: Stopping and Searching Vehicles I: Introduction II: Procedures III: The General Vehicle Stop IV: The High-Risk Stop V: Checking the Driver VI: Searching the Suspect Vehicle VII: Abandoned Vehicles Chapter 5: Traffic Accident Investigation I: Introduction II: Launching an Accident Investigation III: Conducting the Accident Investigation IV: Completing the Accident Investigation V: Investigating Hit-and-Run Accidents VI: Accidents Causing Death or Serious InjuryChapter 6: Hazards and Disasters I: General Procedures II. Fallen Wires III: Fires IV: Explosives V: Ice Storms VI: Dangerous Gases and Chemicals VII: Radioactive Materials VIII: Aircraft Accidents Chapter 7: Fighting Terrorism I: Introduction II: The Nature of Terrorism III: Terrorism Defined IV: Identifying Possible Terrorists V: Patrol Officer's Responsibilities VI: Likely Terrorist Targets VII: What Is Likely to Happen During an Attack Chapter 8: Street Psychology I: Domestic Gun Calls II: Family Disputes III: Hostage Situations IV: Nuisance Offences Chapter 9: Community Policing I: Introduction II: The Principles and Practices of Community Policing III: Building Community Partnerships IV: Officer Qualifications V: Skills and Training Required VI: Community Policing Tactics VII: Measuring Success VIII: Benefits of Community Policing Part Two: Criminal Investigation Chapter 10: Suspect Interviews I:Introduction II:Prerequisites for a Successful Interview III:Conducting the Interview IV:The Type A Suspect V:The Type B Suspect VI:Post-Interview Procedures VII:Conclusion Chapter 11: The Crime Scene I: Introduction II: The Crime Scene III: The Search for Evidence IV: Latent Fingerprint Evidence V: Clothing as Evidence Chapter 12: Forensic Science I: Introduction II: Documents III: Firearms IV: Toolmark Evidence V: Blood VI: Seminal Stains VII: Blunt Trauma VIII: Hairs and Fibres IX: Soils and Plant Materials X: Metals XI: Wood XII: Paint XIII: Glass XIV: Drugs and Poisons XV: Shoe Prints and Tire TreadsXVI: Fire Accelerants Chapter 13: Major Case Management I:Introduction II:Characteristics of a Major Case III:Principal Goals of Major Case Investigations IV: Controlling the Investigation V: Information Control VI: Sources of Information VII: External Communications VIII: Identification of Suspects IX: Modus Operandi Analysis X: Psychological Profiling Chapter 14: Raids and Searches I: Introduction II: Planning a Raid III: Conducting the Raid IV: Evidence: Looking for Possible Places of Concealment V: Investigating Drug Operations: A Special Case Chapter 15: Surveillance I: Introduction II: Preparation for Surveillance III: Types of Foot Surveillance IV: Surveillance Tactics V: Automobile SurveillanceVI: Fixed SurveillanceChapter 16: Internal Theft Investigation I: Introduction II: Investigation of Internal Thefts III: Prevention TechniquesChapter 17: Crime by Computer I: Introduction II: Types of Computer Crime III: Warning Signs of Financial Computer Crime IV: Examples of Computer-Crime Techniques V: Methods of Access VI: Profile of the Computer Criminal VII: Countermeasures VIII: Computer-Crime Investigation Chapter 18: In the Witness Box I:Preparing for Court II:In Court Part Three: Personal Challenges Ch