Blackstone's Counter-terrorism Handbook

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9780199559800: Blackstone's Counter-terrorism Handbook

Policing counter-terrorism forms a central strand of the 2009-2012 National Policing Plan, under which all police officers are expected to have a basic understanding of policing counter-terrorism and anti-terrorism legislation. The timely publication of this invaluable and user-friendly book provides non-specialist patrol officers with a practical guide to both the national and police counter-terrorism structures and strategies and the relevant provisions of anti-terrorism legislation, drawn from the Police National Legal Database. Designed in the same portable, weather-proof style as the successful Blackstone's Operational Handbook, this book is an ideal practical resource - a quick and easy reference tool when on the beat. The book is divided into two parts, offering readers both a helpful and informative history and context to policing counter-terrorism as well as all the relevant legislation, drawn from and linked to the government-sponsored Police National Legal Database. Part 1 of the Handbook provides readers with an operational framework and context to counter-terrorism. It summarises the different types of terrorist organisations, featuring a comprehensive list of Proscribed Organisations with a page devoted to the key facts for each. The first part also outlines the police counter-terrorism structure, the Government's CONTEST strategy, and the roles and functions of key organisations (from M15 to HM Revenue & Excise). All this information is supplemented with case studies, practical scenarios and checklists, to illustrate the practical application of the legislation. Part 2 is devoted to counter-terrorism legislation itself, focussing primarily on police powers and procedures. These provisions are accompanied by explanatory notes, related case law and points to prove, ensuring that the information is easily comprehensible and digestible. An essential resource for all patrol officers and PCSOs, this book is the first of it's kind to be aimed specifically at the police and their counter-terrorism training needs.

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Clive Walker is Consultant Editor on Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook. He is Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds. He is a specialist in terrorism, the law and police powers and is widely published on the subject. John Parkinson is Consultant Editor on Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook. He is Detective Chief Superintendent at West Yorkshire Police and Head of the North East Counter Terrorism Unit. Andrew Staniforth is co-author of Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook. He is an experienced counter-terrorism investigator who is responsible for designing and delivering training to counter-terrorism officers at one of the four specialist Counter Terrorism Units in the UK. He has been commended for his work on counter-terrorism training by West Yorkshire Police and has recently been involved in developing national exercises to examine the preparedness of both covert and overt police counter terrorism assets. The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is a co-author of Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook. The PNLD is a comprehensive legal database covering all legal information that police officers are required to know. It is housed within West Yorkshire Police Training School at Bishopsgarth in Wakefield and is the official online legal database used by the 43 police forces in England and Wales.

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Review from previous edition: "The publication is an important one for the police service and others." --Dr Colin Rogers, Principal Lecturer, Police Sciences, University of Glamorgan

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Police National Legal Database, Andrew Staniforth, Clive Walker (Editor), John Parkinson (Editor)
Editore: Oxford Univ Pr (Sd) (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199559805 ISBN 13: 9780199559800
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr (Sd), 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0199559805

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