Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students 2024

Eighteenth Edition

Edited by Dominic Wood, Sarah Bradshaw, Tara Dickens, Julian Parker-McLeod, and Christina Davis

  • Content has been developed to match learning requirements, whatever your entry route into the police service
  • Divided into six parts, representing the key stages in your progression from joining a police service, to initial training and then confirmation
  • Provides coverage of all the key areas of operational policing, 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 the skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning you will need to be successful in your studies and in your policing career

New to this Edition:

  • The 2024 edition has been revised and updated with brand new chapters on Leadership and Teamwork, Valuing Difference and Inclusion, and Public Protection, Victims, and Witnesses, supporting officers in developing the ethical behaviour, integrity, and strength of character required for modern policing
  • Updated legislation, such as the Public Order Bill, is strongly anchored to each chapter with up-to-date effects of new laws on frontline police work
  • Revised structure and content reflects changes in the professionalisation of policing as a career irrespective of the chosen route into the police service