Content has been developed to match the learning requirements of all major entry routes into the police service, including pre-join degree courses and degree apprenticeships
Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes (where appropriate), to initial training and then confirmation
Deals with key policing areas, such as stop, search, and entry; attending crime scenes; public order and anti-social behaviour; sexual offences; and cybercrime
Leads you through each topic, covering theory, discussion, and practice while helping you to develop skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning
New to this Edition:
The author team has been expanded to include contributors from a wider pool of education providers, bringing further experience and fresh perspectives and examples to the 2022 edition
Comprehensive and reliable, Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2022 is the ideal companion for the multitufe of avenues into policing now open to future police officers, from pre-join degree courses and degree apprenticeships to progression from serving as a Special or working as a PCSO. Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through each topic, covering theory, discussion, and practice while helping you to develop your skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a clear structure and accessible style, the book will provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include stop, search, and entry; alcohol and drug offences; sexual offences; interviewing; and intelligence, as well as cybercrime. Those aspects of police training which are common to all new entrants are clearly identified. There are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, making the Handbook the ideal resource whether you are entering policing through a pre-join scheme or through an alternative qualification route.