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Gender and Policing

Gender and Policing

by Jennifer Brown, Frances Heidensohn
     
 

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive and wide-ranging survey of women's role in policing, drawing both on the authors' original comparative research and on the questions, theories and findings raised by the existing literature. Within a global and historically sensitive framework, the book explores such themes as the gender dimension of policing, the

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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive and wide-ranging survey of women's role in policing, drawing both on the authors' original comparative research and on the questions, theories and findings raised by the existing literature. Within a global and historically sensitive framework, the book explores such themes as the gender dimension of policing, the representation of policewomen, the extent to which different national traditions diverge or converge, the strategies adopted by policewomen and their colleagues or organizations in order to address the particular problems and challenges that their roles raise.

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Examines women's experiences in law enforcement around the world, drawing on findings from the first ever international comparative research on this subject. Demonstrates that policewomen share many experiences, but that there are also key differences related to traditions, styles, and cultures of policing. Reviews the current state of research on the topic, uncovers personal stories and lost texts by overlooked pioneers in the field, and raises issues about the achievement of change in criminal justice policies. Brown is reader in psychology at the University of Surrey. Heidensohn teaches social policy at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312233082
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/30/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Brown is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Surrey.

Frances Heidensohn is Professor of Social Policy at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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