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About Liamscottcurran

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    Criminology. Policing. Criminal Investigation. Western movies.
  1. Liamscottcurran

    Attitudes To Pace Introduction

    Argh, getting my centuries mixed up! I knew it was '84 though! And yeah, those are the people I'm expecting responses off - it's more for general interest than using it for any meaningful research.
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    Attitudes To Pace Introduction

    Hi folks, I was just wondering, since PACE has been the biggest change in policing of the 21st century, according to my lecturer (ex-CID), what were your thoughts regarding its introduction? I work with an ex-CID officer at the moment, but don't really know her well enough for her to be a research subject so thought I'd hit the next best place! I was wondering as my lecturer once remarked that his colleagues said something along the lines of "Oh rubbish, the job's over" and stuff like that (Use creative licence) with that quote Cheers all, - Liam S.
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    Experience With Nca Officers

    Thanks for the replies so far folks! - Liam S.
  4. Hi everyone! I've got to do my final year project/dissertation this year for uni, and it's going to be on police interviewing (NOT interrogation) as I was 'informed' a few years ago by a police sergeant. It's going to be about how officers are trained in PEACE interviewing and rapport building, because there's lack of research on police interviewing in the UK apparently - obviously because it's a closed setting. So, I was wondering if there are any retired officers of any length of time, that have any old and dusty training manuals on interviewing (not expecting there to be any pre-1980's), would you kindly drop me a message or reply on the thread. I would like to get my hands on them if that's okay! I wouldn't be asking if a previous contact's arrangements hadn't fell through! If you want to hear more about my research and offer your two pennies worth that would also be fantastic! Thanks all! - Liam S.
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    Experience With Nca Officers

    I have one warning for you! There's only two seasons and there won't be a third - 6 Episodes in each! Only one season is on British Netflix, although if you're technical and desperate to watch the second season, you can use a VPN or proxy to access the American Netflix, which bizarrely has both seasons!
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    Possibility Of Transfers?

    Hi everyone! I wanted to apply to be a Special, but I was always apprehensive about the possibility of transferring. The only reason I ask is because I'm at university, going into my third year which is in a different County. Is there any way I could join up as a special in my university county, and then transfer to my home county once I'm finished! Thank you all! - Liam S.
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    Experience With Nca Officers

    Thanks for the reply! Been busy this week doing all the fun stuff you've gotta do when finalising a job offer! It's fantastic, it's down to earth, funny and dark all at the same time! But anyway! Is the name MIT an official designation? Or is that just a Scottish service thing? Thanks again! - Liam S.
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    Experience With Nca Officers

    Just wondering about this, as I've broken my promise to never watch any British cop shows or movies, and ended up watching Happy Valley where the police are working with NCA officers on a kidnapping! How often, if ever, do you all get to work alongside NCA officers, and what types of cases you'd work with them?. Thanks all! - Liam S.
  9. Liamscottcurran

    Information About Firearms?

    Thanks for the responses everyone! I'm new to forums, I haven't used them before to reply or quote or anything so I'll just do it without the quote links! Just to clear a few things, as I think some people are getting caught up in the wording of my post, had I known the responses would be the way they are I would have made it clear, but it was just a sidenote anyway. I see work in the firearm squad as a duty, it serves an important role; but when I say I wouldn't like to shoot somebody I just literally mean I wouldn't enjoy doing it. In some situations it may be the only option left, or the only decision available. Similarly to others who have responded, I would take that responsibility should I learn in the not too distant future that it's a role I feel I want to go into, as of yet I don't know; I like firearms I find the mechanics, the operation of them clever and fascinating. To others, I would like to specifically learn about the mechanics of them, different calibers, their use in forensic investigation such as GSR and FDR and more importantly the history of guns, as I think there could be an answer to gun violence in their somewhere. To others suggesting a meeting with a member of the local force, I may very well do this now. I thought of this, but then considered police officers have better things to do with their time than talk to a student. You've swayed be a bit! :) To everyone on the whole, thanks for making me realise I should word my posts a bit better!!
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    Information About Firearms?

    Fair enough, I'm just trying to say I wouldn't enjoy it is what I'm getting at. I know these things have to be done. I guess you can, even then, can never be too sure the way a person conducts themselves on a forum is the same as real life Good luck in finding the answer to your question!
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    Information About Firearms?

    I'm sorry but if you are then I'd be worried because you're not reading what I'm saying, I think you're interpreting what I'm saying incorrectly, and I can't word it any differently. I'd think that being a bit pedantic would be a good thing, because what I think I'm saying and what you think I'm saying are different, I'm disagreeing with your interpretation. You wouldn't put that much interpretation (if any) on a witness statement. I COULD do it, I wouldn't LIKE to fatally shoot someone, that's why firearms squads are a last resort in most situations. I literally used the phrase 'wouldn't LIKE to shoot anyone in all my life'. I LIKE guns, I find them interesting, the mechanics, the use in wars over centuries. If I was scared of them I wouldn't use them. If I was scared of dogs, I wouldn't handle them. That's the only way your position makes sense. Except I'm not saying I dislike guns. It was a passing comment anyway, just to give my post context. There's not a cat in hell's chance you can tell if I am police material from a forum post. If you would like to suggest some materials for me to use that would be great, if not, that suggests to me that you're the one being confrontational. You're a police officer, for who I have the utmost respect but I'm not visiting you after witnessing a crime or some other official police matter so being a pedant isn't that bad really! - Liam S.
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    Information About Firearms?

    I am 20 :)
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    Information About Firearms?

    I don't think it's strange at all, and it's not like saying I have a fear of dogs because I don't have a fear of guns, I just wouldn't LIKE to shoot anyone in the same way I wouldn't LIKE to see a dog maul someone. Not saying dogs maul people, which is how you see the comparison doesn't work! I'd be worried if there was a firearms officer that WOULD like to shoot someone. But they understand that sometimes lethal force must be used. If you can answer my actual question though with recommendations of books about firearms that would be good! Thanks. - Liam S. Thanks, I understand this, hence the word squad. I'm just trying to figure out what I want to do in life. Become a CSI or CID or whatever, I would just like to read something or find a good informative documentary or something. - Liam S.
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    Information About Firearms?

    I want to join the police but don't know if I would like being in a firearms squad. Wouldn't like to shoot anyone in all my life. I'm reading a book on Forensic and Criminal Investigation by Monckton-Smith, Adams, Hart and Webb, but the firearms section is one brief paragraph! Are there any books about firearms or any good crime investigation books that talk in depth about firearms or any documentaries that provide information that any officers would recommend? Thank you! - Liam S.
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    Witness Statements

    This seems to definitely be in line with the document that I've read online from Humberside police, blueb! Keeping the statement in a chronological order, making sure it all makes sense to be put into a formal statement! Cheers mate! - Liam S.