Women and Policing: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Aspen College)
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Virtually unique in the field, Women and Policing in America deals with women as criminal justice professionals, rather than as victims or perpetrators. It is the only coursebook offering a diverse selection of peer-reviewed articles devoted to women in American policing. With comprehensive, accessible chapter introductions by co-authors who are among the most authoritative and respected professionals in the field, Women and Policing in America will become a foundational text for this rapidly growing area of research, college study and employment.
Hallmark features of Women and Policing in America:
Foundational, peer-reviewed articles on provocative topics, including:
- Tribal policing.
- Minority female officers.
- Lesbian officers.
- Police women in administrative roles.
- Affirmative action, unions, and female police employment.
- Use of force.
- Gender and stress.
- Diverse readings cover the chronology of and context for:
- Issues spanning the entire arc of a female police officer’s career.
- Developments affecting women in American policing.
- History of women in policing–from the first police matrons to today’s female police chiefs.
- Comprehensive, accessible chapter introductions by authoritative co-authors place readings in context.
- Challenging, engaging overviews of each topic.
- Extensive reference lists, suggested readings, and areas for future research.
- Chapter 1. The History of Women in Policing
- Chapter 2. Hiring, Training, Retention, and Promotion
- Chapter 3 The Police Role and the Acceptance of Women in Policing
- Chapter 4. Workplace Experiences of Women in Policing
- Chapter 5. Police Practices: Women on Patrol
- Chapter 6. The Future of Women in Policing