Now in its twelfth edition,
this well-respected and highly regarded book covers all areas of law and legal
procedure which are of interest to police officers.
This edition has been fully revised and updated to include new legislation such as the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, and the Policing and Crime Act 2009. The book includes discussion of important new regulations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, as well as updates on the law relating to stop and search, conditional cautions, fixed penalty notices, and major changes to the defences of murder, and liability for encouraging or assisting suicide. In addition, a new chapter on offences against the administration of justice has been included in this edition.
Comprehensive and easy to understand, Police Law is an indispensible everyday reference book for police officers, and is the only book covering all areas of police law. The book also provides a good source of information for members of the public who wish to refer to a legal text written in an accessible way. Police Law is accompanied by a useful companion website containing regular updates on changes in the law throughout the life of the print edition.