"Blackstone's Police Manuals" are the leading police reference texts in the UK. In addition to being the only official study guides for the police promotion examinations in England and Wales, and a recognised text for student police officers, the Manuals have quickly established themselves as the definitive reference source for all who are involved in police law and procedure. Endorsed by Centrex for OSPRE[registered] Part 1 Promotion Examinations, the Manuals have been written in consultation with police forces across England and Wales. "Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 1: Crime 2007" covers all aspects of criminal law and procedure from a police officer's perspective. The 2007 edition has been extensively revised to incorporate all recent legislative developments and a number of case decisions and changes in policy including the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA), updates to the PACE Codes of Practice and the Drugs Act 2005. The topical subjects covered include controlled drugs and their misuse, assault and racially aggravated offences, state of mind and protection of children, witnesses and jurors. The Manuals are widely used in the professional development of police officers in a variety of roles, making them essential reading for anyone with an interest in police and criminal law. Whether you are a serving police officer or police trainer, a practitioner, advisor or researcher, "Blackstone's Police Manuals 2007" are an essential purchase. The other three titles in this series are: "Volume 2: Evidence & Procedure 2007", "Volume 3: Roads Policing 2007", and "Volume 4: General Police Duties 2007".