The only dictionary available that focuses on UK law enforcement terms, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement contains over 3,400 entries covering law, accountancy, insurance, shipping, commerce and trade, pathology, forensic medicine, criminology, and psychology. Adapted in part from entries in the market-leading A Dictionary of Law (edited by Jonathan Law and Elizabeth Martin), the dictionary has amended and expanded these entries to meet the needs of the law enforcement community. Succinct and practical in its approach, it targets the terms used on criminal, criminal justice, and police studies courses. Entries are supported by a wealth of practical information, including (where appropriate) citations and references to statutes and legislation, and are fully cross-referenced for easy use. The dictionary also contains five useful appendices: Abbreviations and Acronyms, Recordable Offences, Disclosure Code, Disclosure Guidelines and Disclosure Protocol.
Written by two former police officers, both now lecturers in law and criminal investigation, the dictionary fills a significant gap in the law market and will be invaluable to police officers and trainee officers, students and lecturers of criminology, criminal justice, and police studies, and other professionals needing clear definitions of law enforcement terms, as well as the general reader with an interest in criminal law.