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Gender and Policing Sex, Power and Police Culture by Louise Westmarland

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Published by Willan Pub .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Gender studies,
  • Jurisprudence & General Issues,
  • Police & security services,
  • Law,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Gender & the Law

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8767424M
ISBN 101903240700
ISBN 109781903240700

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This book discusses Community Policing in a small Neighbourbood town and discusses the differences between Community Policing Officers (known as Neighbourhood Policing Officers) and Patrol Officers, specifically the gender differences. The author investigates if a particular gender is more suited to one of the two types of by: Book Description. Gender and Policing is an innovative study of the real world of street policing and the gender issues which are a central part of this. Derived from extensive ethnographic research (involving police responses to gangland shootings, high speed car chases as well as more routine policing activities), this book examines the way police attitudes and beliefs combine to perpetuate a . Gender and Policing is an innovative study of the real world of street policing and the gender issues which are a central part of this. Derived from extensive ethnographic research (involving police responses to gangland shootings, high speed car chases. Gender has been a key issue in criminology and criminal justice for decades. As a result of feminist work and of major shifts in emphasis in public policy, significant challenges have been mounted to theories, research and criminal justice systems (Heidensohn ; Heidensohn and Gelsthorpe ).Cited by:

Policing the National Body places issues of race, class, and gender at the center of its reproductive rights and social justice agenda by focusing on a key concern among women of color and poor communities today: the difficulty of maintaining families and sustaining community in the face of increasing criminalization.5/5(1). The book would be useful in university courses that address policing more generally or those that focus on gender and workplace issues. The discussion of policy-oriented and feminist action research makes this contribution truly unique among the literature on work and gender Price: $ The perspectives of both police organizations and police officers and staff have come under detailed scrutiny in relation to gender. The experiences and perspectives of women from ethnic majorities and minorities as police officers and staff, victims, suspects, witnesses, third parties and the wider community in general are particularly significant and should be borne in mind when answering. Gender and Policing is an innovative study of the real world of street policing and the gender issues which are a central part of this. Derived from extensive ethnographic research (involving police responses to gangland shootings, high speed car chases as well as more routine policing activities), this book examines the way police attitudes and beliefs combine to perpetuate a working culture which is 1/5(1).

  Gender and Policing: Comparative Perspectives. Policing has experienced something of a crisis worldwide. With allegations of excessive use of force in the USA, corruption scandals in Australia, racial tensions in Britain and sex crimes in Belgium, never has it been under greater public Reviews: 1. Gender issues in policing have traditionally been ignored by research and policy efforts, leading to gender crisis in the police industry worldwide (Brown and Heidensohn ). As a result, research models on policing are centred on males just as the police profession is dominated by men and is often associated with masculinity (Brown and.   Women continue to be underrepresented in policing, and female officers are more likely to work in gender-specific areas within their organizations. Policing and Gendered Justice provides a comprehensive analysis of women and policing in North America. It further enhances the body of knowledge on gender and policing by bridging the gap between theory and practice, and by using an .   Examination of police organizations through a gender looking-glass reveals the inadequacies of analyses offered by research approaches that left women out of the frame. This ambitious and ground-breaking book builds on a growing corpus of work to extend issues relating to police occupational culture, showing how modern policing policies look.