The Blackstone's Police Investigators' Workbook 2013 is the official accompanying study text for the National Investigator's Exam (NIE) which is taken as part of Phase 1 of the Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme.
Based on the content of the Investigator's Manual, the book has been completely revised for the 2013 syllabus. It contains many practical exercises, case studies and multiple choice questions to help students prepare for the NIE.
The Workbook takes the trainee investigator through each of the topics relevant to the examination, namely in the areas of Evidence; Property Offences; Assaults, Drugs, Firearms & Gun Crime; and Sexual Offences. The book also contains useful cross references to the Manual in the answers sections, so students can check their understanding of the content.
This Workbook is completely up-to-date for the 2013 syllabus with reference to all recent legislative changes and case law, including the Policing and Crime Act 2009, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Criminal Procedure Rules 2011, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the Police Detention and Bail Act 2011.
Paul Connor Cert Ed LLB is a Police Training Consultant, teaching law to over 3000 NIE candidates since 2002. He is the author of the Blackstone's Crime Manual and the Consultant Editor for the Blackstone's Police Manuals. He is the co-author of Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Workbook and is the author of the Blackstone's Sergeants' and Inspectors' Mock Examination Paper.
David Pinfield was a serving police officer with West Midlands Police and an officer for 21 years. He has been involved in the National Investigators Examination since January 2002 and is the author of Blackstone's Investigators' Mock Examination Paper.
Neil Taylor is a serving police officer with the West Midlands Police and is a police trainer at the Detective Training School.
Julian Chapman is a serving police officer with the West Midlands Police and is a police trainer at the Detective Training School.