The New Home Office: An Introduction

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Waterside Press, 2008 - Law - 172 pages
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This timely publication explains the duties and responsibilities of the Home Office following its reorganization in 2007. The New Home Office provides an accessible introduction but with sufficient detail for the more critical reader seeking to understand both the historic and modern-day role of this key office of State. Easy to read - written in the style of the acclaimed Waterside Press Introductory Series - this handbook contains a wealth of information making it an indispensable resource. An ideal text for students and practitioners alike. A closely observed account of the 21st century arrangements to ensure public safety, law enforcement and crime reduction in the UK. Contents Foreword, Preface and Charts The Home Office: An Overview Public Safety, Liberty and Protecting the Public The Police and Policing Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction Terrorism and Emergency Powers Border Controls, Immigration and Asylum Safeguarding Personal Identity Miscellaneous Home Office Responsibilities The Changed Role of the Home Secretary A Fresh Start and a New Era Reviews (of the First Edition with The New Ministry of Justice): 'Should be read by everybody involved in the Criminal Justice System': Internet Law Book Reviews 'Invaluable': Thames View 'Bryan Gibson and Waterside Press are to be congratulated on producing these stimulating books': Justice of the Peace Author Bryan Gibson is a barrister-at-law and a former a clerk to the justices. He is editor-in-chief of Waterside Press. David Faulkner teaches at the Oxford Centre for Criminal justice Research and is a former Deputy Secretary of State at the Home Office.
 

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Contents

About the author
vi
Foreword
vii
Preface
ix
Contacting the Home Office
xii
An Overview
13
2 Public Safety Liberty and Protecting the Public
29
3 The Police and Policing
43
4 Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction
59
LIST OF BRITISH HOME SECRETARIES SINCE 1794
149
10 A Fresh Start and a New Era
151
Appendix I Home Office Aims Objectives and Values
159
Appendix II Home Secretarys Statement
160
Appendix III Citizenship and Britishness
162
Appendix IV Some Further Reading and Internet Sources
164
Index
167
Advert
174

5 Terrorism and Emergency Powers
71
6 Border Controls Immigration and Asylum
95
7 Safeguarding Personal Identity
113
8 Miscellaneous Home Office Responsibilities
123
9 The Changed Role of the Home Secretary
139
Advert
175
Advert
176
Back cover
177
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