Spring 2012 Workshop

The Crime Fiction - Making it Real weekend workshop 23rd to 25th March 2012

Calling all crime fiction writers, this is your chance to –

  • bring your stories to life.
  • know how a real police investigation works.
  • learn about policing in the past, present and future.
  • discuss your current story with an experienced specialist police advisor.
  • pick up hundreds of ideas for your next story.
  • experience all of this at one of the country’s most famous police training centres, the home of police recruit and detective training.

Come along to the West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre in Wakefield.  This inspirational, interactive workshop will give writers at all levels of experience an opportunity to spend a weekend of discovery, enlightenment and guidance in the company of ex-Police Inspector Kevin Robinson (a 30 year veteran of British and International policing).

Places are limited to ensure each delegate has plenty of individual support.  Two-night’s accommodation, breakfasts and lunches are included in the price of £225 per delegate.  Reservations made before 1st February 2012 qualify for a 10% discount and thereafter, the full fee applies.

A £50 deposit will secure your place, with full payment required prior to 1st March 2012.  
To book a place or for more information contact - the.writer@hotmail.co.uk

The following are some (but not all) of the topics that time and delegate requirements permitting may be covered over the weekend –

  • The history and the future of the police.
  • How is a police force organised and structured?
  • What does policing look like across the U.K, internationally and who is involved?
  • What are the terms and conditions that an officer must work to and how are they trained?
  • What work do the police focus upon, how and why?
  • What are the main crime types and what do they mean?
  • What are some of the more serious offences investigated by the police and how?
  • How is information turned into intelligence and how is that used?
  • What types of profiling are there and how are they used?
  • What types of offenders are there and what makes them tick?
  • How is a crime scene analysed?
  • What forensic techniques are used and why?
  • What are the rules regarding arresting, detaining, interviewing and charging an offender?

Time will be allowed for delegates’ specific questions and to explore how their plots and characters may be developed or made more realistic.

See the following PDF attachment for more details – Crime Fiction – Making it Real leaflet

There will also be several handouts as well as post workshop support and guidance available to all attendees, which will include over 70 police advice and guidance documents.

To book a place or for more information contact - the.writer@hotmail.co.uk

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