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NCJ Number: 127406 Find in a Library
Title: Women, Policing, and Male Violence: International Perspectives
Editor(s): J Hanmer; J Radford; E A Stanko
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 221
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-415-00693-7
Sale Source: Routledge
2 Park Square
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN,
United Kingdom
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book reviews the needs and interests of women in relation to policing.
Abstract: Findings are presented from research on the policing of men's violence towards women in England, the Netherlands, Australia, and the United States within the context of changes in law and the organization of policing. A specific historical context is provided by exploring the demand for female police in England, following years of criticism of the failures of government, the judiciary, and the police to act against the violent abuse of women and children. How contemporary policemen respond to violence against women is focused upon and the entrenched and powerful occupational culture that exists among police that often prevents alteration of police policy is discussed. Police attitudes and practices in one Australian State are examined. An overview is provided of the contemporary women's liberation movement in Britain, and how it is demanding changes in the police attitudes towards male violence. Government policy on wife abuse and its impact on the organization and training of police in the Netherlands are reviewed, and research into the policing of male violence in Arizona is described.
Main Term(s): Female victims; Male offenders
Index Term(s): Great Britain/United Kingdom; Netherlands; Police attitudes; Police women; US/foreign comparisons; Victims of violent crime
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