Paul Connor Cert Ed (FE), PG Cert ODE (Open), LLB

Amongst his many other publications, Paul Connor is the sole author of the ‘Blackstone’s Crime Manual’, the co-author of the ‘Blackstone’s General Police Duties Manual’ and the Consultant Editor of ‘Crime’, ‘Evidence and Procedure and General Police Duties’. Paul is a law lecturer and freelance writer for Oxford University Press (Blackstone’s Press).

He has taught law to police officers studying for the Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ examinations and to officers sitting the National Investigator’s Examination since 2002. This examination assistance has been provided to officers from every police force in England and Wales, officers from PSNI (Northern Ireland) and the National Crime Agency.

Paul is a nationally recognised and highly successful College of Policing trained multiple-choice question (MCQ) writer having written over 6000 questions for a variety of examinations and publications, Paul is one of a number of contributors to the Blackstone’s ‘Q & A Online’ product (an MCQ database designed for officers studying for the Sergeants’ or Inspectors’ examinations).

He is the lead author of Blackstone’s ‘Police Investigators’ Manual’, the author of Blackstone’s ‘Police Investigators’ Workbook’, Blackstone’s ‘Police Investigators’ Q & A’ and Blackstone’s ‘Police Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ Mock Examination Paper’. He is also the author of the ‘Blackstone’s Crime Q&A’ and the author of the ‘Blackstone’s National Investigators’ Mock Examination’.

Julianna Mitchell LLB (Hons), BCL, Barrister

Julianna is a barrister, with chambers in the Temple, London. She has three first-class degrees in law, including an LLB (Hons) from the University of Birmingham (where she gained some of the highest marks ever awarded by the Law Faculty) and a BCL from the University of Oxford (widely considered to be the premier taught law degree in the common law world). After graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Julianna studied for her bar exams at the Inns of Court School of Law, and graduated top of her year from Lincoln’s Inn, being awarded the Sunley Scholarship and Ede & Ravenscroft Award for Student of the Year.

She has previously contributed to ‘Halsbury’s Laws’, and has a wide experience of teaching law beginning in 1994 when she lectured to undergraduates at the University of Oxford. Since 2001 Julianna has taught law from the Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ and NIE syllabuses to thousands of police officers from every police force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of the highly successful Checkmate Training crammer course team.

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One of the key indicators of the quality of a crammer course is the pass rate of the candidates who attend it.

A unique selling point of the Checkmate Training crammer course is that we provide you with high-quality and in-depth pass rates of our students (PC to Sgt and PS to Insp) going back to 2007.

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