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NCJ Number: 66497 Find in a Library
Title: WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT - SECOND EDITION
Author(s): P HORNE
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 9-0710-J-LEAA
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY IS DESIGNED TO EXAMINE THE USE OF POLICEWOMEN IN THE U.S. AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES, THE PROS AND CONS OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT, AND THE FUTURE OF POLICEWOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Abstract: THE BOOK IS DESIGNED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATORS AND OFFICERS AS WELL AS FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS WHO WISH TO SEE POLICE AGENCIES OPERATING MORE EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY. INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM BOOKS, ARTICLES, PRIVATE OR GOVERNMENTAL REPORTS, AND RESEARCH STUDIES ABOUT FEMALE OFFICERS. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE AND TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS WITH NUMEROUS FOREIGN AND AMERICAN POLICE AGENCIES ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE COMPILATION, AS DID INTERVIEWS WITH MALE AND FEMALE OFFICERS OF ALL RANKS. PRESENTATIONS TRACE THE HISTORICAL AND PRESENT ROLES OF POLICEWOMEN IN COUNTRIES AS DIVERSE AS JAPAN, POLAND, GUYANA, AND ISRAEL, AND DISCUSS THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLICEWOMEN FROM THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY USE OF PRISON MATRONS TO THE POST-1972 HIRING OF WOMEN IN THE FBI, STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT, PRIVATE SECURITY, AND LOCAL POLICE FORCES. OBSTACLES CONFRONTING WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE IDENTIFIED, WITH ATTENTION TO THE SELECTION PROCESS, ATTITUDES, AND THE MASS MEDIA. THE EFFECTS OF POLICEWOMEN BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE GENERAL PATROL, AND IN THE SUPERVISORY ROLE ARE CONSIDERED. FURTHER SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE STRESS, THE WOMEN'S LIBERATION MOVEMENT, ABSENTEEISM AND TURNOVER, SEX AND ROMANCE, AND CIVIL SERVICE. FINALLY, COMPONENTS INVOLVED IN THE POLICE CHIEF'S ROLE ARE OUTLINED, AND A SUMMARY POINTS TO OPTIMAL METHODS FOR ACHIEVING MORE EMPLOYMENT OF POLICEWOMEN. APPENDIXES INCLUDE A POLICE CHIEF'S DIRECTIVE ON THE UTILIZATION OF POLICEWOMEN IN PATROL, RESULTS OF PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTS, A SPOUSES TRAINING PROGRAM FORMAT, AND AN IMPLEMENTATION CHECKLIST FOR POLICEWOMEN-ON-PATROL PROGRAMS. REFERENCES AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE ATTACHED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Male female police performance comparisons; Patrol; Police affirmative action programs; Police chiefs; Police management; Police women
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