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An insight into the long-standing struggle of women in criminal justice occupations to move beyond the barriers of gender segregation is provided in this book.
The authors take a close look at the organization of justice occupations along gender lines and in doing so discuss issues such as the historical roles of women in the criminal justice system; the expansion of women's assignments and contributions in the past 20 years; the barriers that women in justice occupations have encountered at an interpersonal, organizational, occupational and societal level; the performance of women in more responsible and onerous positions, and their response to workplace barriers; and the effect of women on the criminal justice system, victims, offenders, co-workers, and the public.
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|1||Introduction: Changes in Criminal Justice Organizations, Occupations, and Women's Work||1|
|2||Explanations for Gender Inequality in the Workplace||21|
|3||The Nature of Police Work and Women's Entry Into Law Enforcement||48|
|4||Women Officers Encountering the Gendered Police Organization||75|
|5||Women Entering the Legal Profession: Change and Resistance||103|
|6||The Organizational Logic of the Gendered Legal World and Women Lawyer's Responses||129|
|7||Women in Corrections: Advancement and Resistance||157|
|8||Gendered Organizational Logic and Women CO Response||183|
|9||Doing Justice, Doing Gender, Today and Tomorrow: Occupations, Organizations, and Change||208|
|List of Cases Cited||248|
|About the Authors||269|
Posted April 20, 2000
The myths that perpetuate about women in law enforcement undermine the positive impact women have on reducing violence in our society. Three cheers to Susan Martin for raising awareness and taking us closer to setting the record straight. Educational programs and media strategies that provide a true picture of women's achievements in community policing will go a long way in promoting gender equity - and making our society safer for all its citizens.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.