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'film VICTORIAN POLICES GUIDE.
A litt.'e volume, entitled " the Victorian Police Guide," cantainiugpractical and legal instructions for police constables, has just been issued by Mr. John Barry, senior constable, Sandhurst. The work is new of its kind, and contains a very large amount of information m a well condensed form, readable iaformation, which cannot fail to be of the greatest service ot the members of the jpolice force, forwhose benefit it has been written. Senior-Con sUible Barry has long been favorably known on Sandhurst as a most intelligent and indefatigable <,5»r in the discharge of his duties, and has dis yjved an exceptional knowledge in all matters .cjiuected with police court business, and in many vjyi is peculiarly fitted for the production of this iuidy little work. In the preface to the book he
: ." In c.iwmo»i with many other members .of the potise force, I have always felt the want of amiidefor i'onng constables, and, perhaps, for ^ume old ones too, to which reference could be
when necesswy, regardingquestions of duty, ?v.hidi are continually arising: The manual at ?present issued by the ptKfi.ee department contains only regulations for order aud pood management, and leaves untouched the various subjects ein tec;d in i constable's daily duty an« without a in<iu'ledge of which he is liable to bring li^opgelf
and others iinto difficulty'- To supply this wan t, I, li ne endeavored in the following pages to give as cMcisdy as possible a. Jittle advice on Matters whieh experience has taugfyt me frequently Sieqoex member* of the force in the cKgeution of th-'ir duty. I ba*«s carefully refrained frosf} writ Uj anything which could be deemed an inter
ference with departmental regulations, and con-1 Sued my reiuatks chiefly to witters in which anv ii'i.'iuuer of the force may he called mtou to act at a iaonicnt's notice." The book is divided into 21 chapters, aud deals witbiluties of officers tad con stables, the arrest and custody of prisoners, iij.e
breaking of doors, bail, surety, and courts, j summonses, distress, water ;ra,tes, and ejectment i warrants, search with and without warrants, evi-' deuce, witnesses, police offences, and public Louses, health and negleeted children, dead Ladies, juries, bye-Jaws, and jrifarmstipiis,
IkjWiii, appeals, lunatics, extradition, coin- j j>roniise of offences, habeas and interpretation '
ca^es not triable at General Sessions, and1 .iticeJ'aneous hints, statutable felonies, Victorian -inc Kji^lish law cases and forms. It will thus be HeeuiVtj it covers a wide field, and as there is an index maty flatter is easily found. The book is '.me which i})e department might, with, advantage ?'.utlie coimiiUiyty, ')ut into tiie hands of every '-"Jiiissabla in Vjc/foria, while the general public ''?'ill find in it iiiforir.atiofl of an exceedingly '-iluaUi and ;inte,Listing _ character. With fi'ji.'e alterations' and Editions its usefulness alight extended'to the adjacent colonies. Chief .'nstice Higiubotham speaks tluu.jf it-" A woik ^ this .kind is wueh needed. Barrj'* f'nide is ex ':'iUut, tiie style js .concise and clear,' aaid state
of law so far as (the Chief Justice hat gsx
amiued t)ie work in one <a- j\vo points areaccurate., 'They appear to me to be admirably calculated,
hath in snAwtance and in fona, to stimulate thoughtful intelligent discretion in discharge nf'duty." Judge Kerferd's opinion 011 i!;.e work
alsii very flattering, and is conveyed tr, jthe
svords-"His Honor thinks your efforts have sup. . i'hed a long-felt want, and they meet with his entire approval." Other gentlemen veil qualified to give an opinion as to the value of j,h,e work speak in equally emphatic language in its pt*ise. Mr. J. \y. Burrows is the printer, and it is a most creditable local production in thu respect.