01 February 2007

Why is it?

...that laws always seem to change about 2 months after I've bought my Blackstones Police Manuals for the year?

So now I am working from an out-of-date version of the s172Road Traffic Act 1988 (requirement to give name and address of driver) whereby the old wording is no longer applicable as from 31st January 2007, and the old offences of Deception (obtaining property by, obtaining goods/services by etc) as given in the Theft Acts of 1968 and 1978 have given way to 3 main offences in the new Fraud Act 2006, as from 15th Jan 2007.

Grrr...

7 Comments:

Blogger Annette said...

???

01 February, 2007 21:41  
Blogger ExtraSpecialCopper said...

its alright, 2008 will be out soon

02 February, 2007 11:35  
Blogger ExtraSpecialCopper said...

seriously though, quite a lot of publishers have the updates on the website that you can download

02 February, 2007 11:35  
Blogger totallyun-pc said...

Its a conspiracy maaaan..... its a conspiracy!

02 February, 2007 13:27  
Blogger Bitseach said...

well, it's not so bad this year but you can imagine what fun it was learning from downloads and ABSOLUTELY wrong law when the bongs of Big Ben announced that s24 and s25 PACE had given way to s110 of SOCPA and I was studying for my OSPRE part 1s. Bye-bye knowledge about arrestable offences and hello-oh-bloody-hell summary, indictable and either-way offences, drink-drive powers changed, etc, etc. There was a 60 page update from Centrex and Blackstones which was a blooming nightmare to learn from as offences from the 4 different books were all on the same sheets of paper so lots of flicking around. The Blackstones Q&A books were also effectively obsolete and I had to rely on ICAL as the only (relatively) up-to-date revision aid. Even the online Blackstones wasn't updated in line with new legislation - it was a carbon copy of the paper version and the online questions weren't updated for SOCPA. This is what you get when you have a seller's market!

It was awful.

Still, looking forward to mobile phone use whilst driving becoming endorsable. I might have to dig out those yellow tickets again. YAY.

02 February, 2007 20:11  
Blogger thoughts running through my head.... said...

hey,I had just spent months learning the old s24+s25 PACE,then they go and change it just as I was hitting the streets,now the new Fraud act-please,please dont change the caution,I wont be able to cope!

06 February, 2007 19:52  
Blogger leafofhope said...

well, it's not so bad this year but you can imagine what fun it was learning from downloads and ABSOLUTELY wrong law when the bongs of Big Ben announced that s24 and s25 PACE had given way to s110 of SOCPA and I was studying for my OSPRE part 1s. Bye-bye knowledge about arrestable offences and hello-oh-bloody-hell summary, indictable and either-way offences, drink-drive powers changed, etc, etc. There was a 60 page update from Centrex and Blackstones which was a blooming nightmare to learn from as offences from the 4 different books were all on the same sheets of paper so lots of flicking around. The Blackstones Q&A books were also effectively obsolete and I had to rely on ICAL as the only (relatively) up-to-date revision aid. Even the online Blackstones wasn't updated in line with new legislation - it was a carbon copy of the paper version and the online questions weren't updated for SOCPA. This is what you get when you have a seller's market!
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