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Policing Domestic Violence Laura Richards (Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO)

Policing Domestic Violence By Laura Richards (Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO)

Policing Domestic Violence by Laura Richards (Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO)


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This practical guide to policing domestic violence outlines approaches to identify victims early and target offenders through the use of intelligence. The powers available to police, including practical measures to protect victims, are outlined and supported by case studies and checklists.

Policing Domestic Violence Summary

Policing Domestic Violence by Laura Richards (Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO)

This is a practical guide to policing domestic violence. It sets out approaches to help identify victims early and target offenders through the effective use of intelligence across a range of offending. It also offers guidance on investigative techniques, risk assessment, inter-agency murder reviews and information-sharing. The impact of domestic violence on children and other witnesses is discussed, and the powers available to police under new legislation are outlined. This title provides officers with information on all the practical measures to protect victims through the civil courts and through inter-agency schemes and perpetrator programmes. It also includes a chapter on the topical subject of honour-based violence and forced marriage and gives advice on the various measures officers can take. All the issues covered in the book are supplemented with useful case studies and checklists, as well as examples of log taking and relevant forms, illustrating how the issues are dealt with in practice. The book forms part of the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series. The series, aimed at junior to middle ranking officers, consists of practical guides containing clear and detailed explanations of the relevant legislation and practice, accompanied by case studies, illustrative diagrams and useful checklists.

About Laura Richards (Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO)

Laura Richards is Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO and prior to this was head of the Homicide Prevention Unit at the Metropolitan Police, specialising in domestic abuse cases. She has a PHD in risk, intelligence and behavioural analysis and a degree in forensic psychology. Simon Letchford is a Detective Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police. He oversees London's 32 specialist domestic violence units and is also Deputy Chair of ACPO's Domestic Violence Steering Group. Sharon Stratton is a Detective Sergeant at the Metropolitan Police. She has extensive operational experience in investigating domestic violence cases and regularly trains front-line staff on domestic abuse investigations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Putting Domestic Violence into Context ; 3. An Intelligence-led Approach ; 4. Effective Investigation ; 5. Risk Identification, Assessment and Management ; 6. Children and Domestic Violence ; 7. Honour Based Violence ; 8. Domestic-Homicide Review ; 9. Information Sharing ; 10. Civil Law and Other Protective Measures

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GOR012034797
9780199236749
0199236747
Policing Domestic Violence by Laura Richards (Consultant Violence Adviser to ACPO)
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20081120
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