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NCJ Number: 142146 Find in a Library
Title: Policewoman: Her Service and Ideals
Author(s): M E Hamilton
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 221
Sponsoring Agency: Arno Press
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-405-03370-2
Sale Source: Arno Press
3 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This historical overview, first published in 1924, examines how the policewoman became an integral part of American police departments and an agent of the community in terms of preventing crime and assisting those who were often victimized by crime.
Abstract: The author discusses how women broke into the field of police work and how their attitudes toward police work differed from their male counterparts. The need for policewomen was recognized when crime prevention was linked to working with children. The early policies of New York City in hiring and using policewomen are used here as an example of correctly utilizing the service of women in police work. The first female officers there had training in the social sciences and worked on child welfare issues. The book discusses other related topics including standards for policewomen, education and training, and precinct assignments. The typical policewoman's role in her department was dealing with runaways, missing persons, female and delinquent offenders, and crime prevention.
Main Term(s): Police women
Index Term(s): Female police training; History of policing
Note: Part of Police in America series
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