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Blackstone's Handbook for the Special Constabulary is the only dedicated, up-to-date publication aimed at Specials. Ideal for Special Constables (especially student special constables and those considering joining the Specials), Specials trainers and managers, regular station sergeants and inspectors responsible for specials. Various policing organizations such as the NPIA, the National Special Constabulary Association, the Home Office, force libraries and police development units.
This 480 page Handbook features:
• Structured around those areas of policing identified in the National Strategy for the Special Constabulary 2008
• Includes coverage of police powers, criminal law, crime scene management, and neighbourhood policing
• Pocket-sized and portable, the book is designed to be carried by Specials on the beat
• Offers an excellent outline of the criminal justice system, explaining the different courts, the Public Prosecution Service, giving evidence, and the Prison and Probation Services
• Useful case studies, best practice sections, checklists and flowcharts are integrated throughout to aid understanding
Blackstone's Handbook for the Special Constabulary is a timely and comprehensive guide to the role and work of this unique group within the police force. Drawing on the new National Strategy for the Special Constabulary, it provides an invaluable, practical resource for all Special Constables, from new recruits to seasoned officers or even those who simply want to find out more about the role. It is designed as a handy reference tool for use on the job, whilst also providing a comprehensive context to policing and the criminal justice system.
The Handbook covers the police function of a Special Constable in chronological order, beginning with training and development, the law, police powers, and advice on professional standards. The daily encounters and experiences of a Special are explored, with expert guidance on the range of duties performed, such as Stop, Search and Entry, managing people and incidents, policing domestic violence, and working within Neighbourhood Policing Teams. There is clear operational advice on crime scene management, including preserving physical evidence, types of forensic evidence, and the role of the First Officer Attending. This approach is supported by a range of practical tools for the reader, such as boxed summaries, case studies, discussion points, flow-charts and checklists.
Table of Contents
1: Being a Special
2: Recruitment, Retention and Resilience
3: Training, Learning and Development
4: A Special Constable's Powers
5: Criminal Law
7: Partnerships and Neighbourhood Policing
8: Crime Scene Management
9: The Criminal Justice System
Product Number: 9780199592579