British Police and Crime Directory for Writers and Researchers 2016
Are you a busy writer, finding it difficult and time-consuming locating the facts about the police in the UK, that you need for your novel?
Do you want to avoid making mistakes about the police in your story?
Go down the traditional publishing route and you will find an editor telling you to get your policing facts checked out: go down the self publishing route and its down to your own self-discipline and professionalism.
You will find that most bestselling authors have conducted meticulous research or employed someone to do it for them.
You don’t need to spend time and effort tracking down a reliable source of information. You can free yourself from futile research.
You can save time wasted looking for facts you can trust and focus on what you do best – writing.
Treat yourself to the latest edition of the British Police and Crime Directory for Writers and Researchers 2016 and turn yourself from a nervous, unsure novice to a confident, professional author.
It’s crammed full of links to expert knowledge and advice that you can use to captivate your readers with compelling dialogue and narrative.
The facts you find using this book will help you decide whether you are going to tell or show in your story and to create and develop believable characters regardless of whether they are heroes or villains.
About the Book
The British Police and Crime Directory for Writers and Researchers is the police adviser on your tablet/computer/phone. It is an easy-to-use launch pad for learning more about the police, policing methods and crime investigation.
The six parts of the book look at:
– How to make contact with a particular any one of the 72 UK police force, agency or
associated government department.
– What information can be provided to the writer/researcher, how and by whom?
– Where to locate (free of charge) some of the very same practice guides the police use to
investigate serious and serial crime as well as over 350 other manuals and documents that
examine and describe how the police should work in the following categories:
o Recruitment and Training
o Crime and Investigation
o Custody and Detention Matters
o Firearms and Public Order Policing
o Incidents and the Police National Computer and Database
o Intelligence Matters
o Missing Persons and Children
o Other Law Enforcement Agencies
o Overseas Matters
o Personal Protective Equipment
o Publications about the Police
– Which 85 websites every writer and researcher should know about?
– Where to find 69 authentic video clips describing ways in which the police really work,
including following a murder investigation from start to finish.
– Which 42 social media sites are worth following or joining and finally
– Which 85 books about the police, policing, crime and writing crime fiction may the writer
and researcher find useful?
In a nutshell, you’ll be able to learn about how to become a police officer: what the application process consists of: what the role entails: what training courses officers can undertake: what technology is available to aid investigations: how an arrest is carried out along with what powers the police have: the procedures they should follow and how they should conduct their investigations and interviews.
You will find who within a police force or associated agency can help you: how you can legally obtain information from them: explanations of some of the terminology used: You can also discover how public order and firearms incidents should be policed as well as how missing persons’ investigations should be conducted.
The book will prove indispensable to those wishing to bring authenticity and realism to their writing to create a convincing, believable story.