Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation

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Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation covers the highly sensitive topic of who polices the police.

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the law and procedure relating to the regulation of the police, offering practical guidance on complaint and misconduct hearings, as well as detailed analysis of the powers of the IPCC and of its statutory guidance. It includes dedicated chapters on related sets of proceedings, notably the complaints and discipline process (from recording the complaint through to the Police Appeals Tribunal), specific criminal offences (such as misconduct in public office and manslaughter), inquest proceedings, public inquiries, and judicial review. The new edition has been rigorously updated to reflect the substantial developments in the law since the introduction of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 and the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, including the powers and duties of the new Police and Crime Commissioners.

The authors bring together, in a detailed and practical narrative, the relevant statutory powers, secondary legislation, statutory guidance, and increasing body of High Court jurisprudence. Appendices include all the key rules and regulations and associated Home Office Guidance under the 2012 performance and misconduct regimes, as well as the 2012 Police Appeals Tribunal Rules.

Written by expert barristers with unrivalled experience representing and advising police forces and officers, this highly-regarded book is an invaluable resource for all practitioners involved in police misconduct.

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Review from previous edition John Beggs QC and Hugh Davies have brought together the detail of all the relevant law into one comprehensive volume and provided a readily understandable commentary on all of its major aspects. This book deals succinctly with the criminal offences with which Police Officers may be charged in connection with their duties ... This work will be an invaluable guide to any practitioner concerned with any aspect of Police behaviour. (The Honourable Mr Justice Burnett)

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John Beggs QC is a barrister at Serjeants' Inn Chambers, called in 1989. His practice is mainly related to the police service: he has represented most police forces in the UK and has appeared in many of the high profile trials, discipline hearings, inquests, inquiries, and judicial reviews involving the police over the last decade, prosecuting and defending in the major police misconduct cases. He has lectured widely to police forces. Hugh Davies OBE QC is a barrister at Three Raymond Buildings, called in 1990. His practice spans criminal and police law including proceedings relating to the actions and accountability of police forces and police officers and advising and representing police officers at public inquiries, inquests, IPCC supervised investigations, and internal disciplinary proceedings. He has lectured widely to police forces.

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