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NCJ Number: 158474 Find in a Library
Title: Women as Police Supervisors in the Twenty-First Century: A Decade of Promotional Practices by Gender in Three Major Police Agencies (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 340-354, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): S Grennan; R Munoz
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses how police agencies in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago have promoted women police officers between 1981 and 1991.
Abstract: The chapter discusses the dilemmas faced by females entering the policing profession in terms of tokenism and stereotyped roles. Issues considered here include promotional policies, legal issues, selection and recruitment practices, and appointment and promotion by quota. Traditional methods of police promotion have been through the merit system and written examinations. In all three police agencies, women have made substantial progress in moving up the ranks. However, while there has been an increase in women in nearly every rank of all three agencies, men still dominate the higher positions within these departments. Other methods of promotion that might prove to be more equitable include oral interviews, an assessment center, promotion potential ratings, performance evaluations, and lateral entry from other organizations. 3 tables, 1 chart, and 38 references
Main Term(s): Police personnel promotion
Index Term(s): Criminology; Male female police performance comparisons; Police women; Statistics
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