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Title: Plight of Female Police: A Survey of NW Patrolmen
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:61  Issue:9  Dated:(September 1994)  Pages:50-53
Author(s): M C Brown
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The attitudes of male police officers toward female police were examined using data from 280 male patrol officers in city, county, and State police agencies in 16 agencies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
Abstract: The 280 responses resulted from the distribution of 680 questionnaires. Participants ranged from 23 to 58 years of age and had an average age of 37. Nearly all were white and had been on the job an average of 12 years. Results revealed that only 33 percent of the male officers actually accept a woman on patrol. Most of the others were either split on the subject or vehemently do not want to work with a woman. The latter two types can create a hostile environment in varying degrees; this is compounded by the sergeants and administrators who have the same opinion. Findings suggest the desirability of more research with the attitude scale used in this research, active recruitment of females, and an all-female counsel to review complaints by female police officers. Table and 10 reference notes
Main Term(s): Male/female police officer relations
Index Term(s): Female police training; Gender issues; Idaho; Montana; Oregon; Police women; Police work attitudes; Washington
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