Blackstone's Student Police Officer Workbook 2010 presents a structured series of practical scenarios and exercises, designed to complement Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook 2010. By tackling controversial and challenging areas facing every student police officer, the authors provide a practically-based context to help improve students' understanding of the legislative and procedural content covered in the Handbook. An initial 'knowledge check' allows students to identify gaps in their knowledge, whilst the subsequent questions and answers relating to the events of the scenario demonstrate both the complex and indistinct nature of police decision making. Finishing at the point where the police officers are likely to complete their shifts, each scenario concludes with a section explaining the expected long-term outcomes. Many of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) key themes are covered over the eight chapters, including communication skills, upholding human rights, forensic awareness, use of criminal intelligence, arrest and detention, and reporting and record keeping.
These themes are explored through realistic scenarios, from drink and drug driving to shoplifting and internet sexual grooming, and are steeped in the authors' own operational experience of policing. The scenarios are structured to enable the reader first to understand fully the context of the incident and then to respond to questions set within the text. The Workbook also uses other features to test understanding such as multiple choice questions and 'gapped' statements.
Table of Contents
1. The Handy Store; 2. The Burcher's; 3. Dovestone Road; 4. The Stella Estate; 5. St Edward's School; 6. The Railway; 7. Beckett's Fishing Lakes; 8. Mortesbury's
Dr Robin Bryant is Head of the Department for Crime and Policing Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and was responsible for implementing the first college-based police training model in the UK with Kent Police. Sarah Bryant has a background in science education and the development of learning materials for adults. Dr Bryn Caless is Head of Training at Kent Police. With Dr Robin Bryant he oversaw the introduction of the Kent Student Officer Programme in 2005 as part of IPLDP. He is the author of Blackstone's PCSO Handbook. Kevin Lawton-Barrett is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Investigation at Canterbury Christ Church University and a member of the teaching staff of student police officers. Robert Underwood is an experienced Kent Police Officer attached to Canterbury Christ Church University as part of the teaching staff on the Kent Student Officer Programme. Together with colleagues from both organizations he was responsible for the design of the Foundation Degree in Policing which forms the basis of initial police training and education in Kent. Dr Dominic Wood is a Principal Lecturer in Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Roy Murphy is a former Detective at Kent Police. He now works with Kent Police as an Investigative Adviser working alongside detectives, trainee detectives, supervisors, and the CPS.