The new 2002 Crime Manual contains extensive revisions, reflecting both the expansion of the relevant law and also the changes in the police promotion examination syllabus. Developed in conjunction with Detective Training Centres, the Manual provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the keyprinciples and offences in criminal law as they affect the police. Having been fully updated in light of the Human Rights Act 1998, the 2002 Crime Manual contains a number of significant changes in the law brought about - directly and indirectly - as a result of human rights legislation and includescase decisions concerning the compatibility of certain well established offences and defences within the Convention. The Manual contains many new cases and commentary in key areas. In particular it contains a full discussion and explanation of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, addressing: the various duties imposed upon the police by the Act; the use of surveillance and the interception of communications; the new concept of Covert Human Intelligence Sources. In addition to addressing the far-reaching effects of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 on policingoperations, the Manual also addresses many other changes brought about as a result of new statutory legislation such as: sex offenders and the increasingly strict controls on their activities; the introduction of new sexual offences and the effects of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000; thechanges brought about by the Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000; offences relating to illegal entry into the United Kingdom. The 2002 Crime Manual also includes new material in areas such as defences, the misuse of drugs, offences against children and other core areas of criminal lawaffecting the police.The 2002 Crime Manual also includes new material in areas such as defences, the misuse of drugs, offences against children and other core areas of criminal lawaffecting the police.