Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 May 2014

460 Pages

7.1 x 3.9 inches

ISBN: 9780199681839

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Blackstone's Senior Investigating Officers' Handbook

Third Edition

Tony Cook and Andy Tattersall

  • The only portable and practical guide for any officer conducting a major investigation
  • Third edition includes new section on 'no body' murders and suspicious missing persons (demonstrated by recent high profile cases of Tia Sharpe and April Jones) and the changing use of social media, as well as revised sections on TIEs and suspect hunts (Raoul Moat case)
  • Covers everything from the initial response and crime scene examination to forensic pathology and liaison with the media, with unique coverage of terrorist-related crime scenes and investigating the sudden and unexplained deaths of children
  • Includes checklists, tips and instructions for quick and easy reference at critical times during an investigation
  • Appendices include examples of an SIO's Aide Memoir and advice on conducting Missing Person's Searches, as well as full anatomical drawings
  • Written by two former SIOs with over 50 years' policing experience between them