"The law of equal representation should enable men and women in policing to be equally valued and rewarded for the work they perform, but it has been repeatedly shown that due to the great deal of opposition to the entry of women into policing, women worldwide have been unable to fully integrate into this largely male profession. Gender stereotypes have impeded the progress of women in policing and have played an unfortunate role in discriminating and devaluing their work. However, women make a valuable contribution to policing and the recognition and nurturing of their skills presents an important challenge to police management. The introduction to the volume reviews the status of women officers worldwide and the integration progress made to date. The important twenty four articles chosen for inclusion in this book document the need for women officers and describe the many barriers they face in being fully assimilated into policing. This volume serves as a 'wake up call' for police management to find ways to attract and retain women in the police force."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I The History of Women in Policing chapter 1 Preventive Justice: The Campaign for Women Police, 1910-1940 / Janis Appier chapter 2 Policewomen in the 1950s: Paving the Way for Patrol / Dorothy Moses Schulz chapter 3 Women on the Move?: A Report on the Status of Women in Policing / Susan E. Martin chapter 4 Concession and Containment: The Establishment of Women in the Queensland Police, 1931-1965* / Tim Prenzler chapter 5 Discriminatory Experiences of Women Police. A Comparison of Officers Serving in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland / Jennifer Brown part, II Impediments to Full Integration chapter 6 Policing Women Police Uniform Patrol, Promotion and Representation in the CID / Simon Holdaway Sharon K. Parker chapter 7 Gender and police stress The convergent and divergent impact of work environment, work-family conflict, and stress coping mechanisms of female and male police officers / Ni He Jihong Zhao Carol A. Archbold chapter 8 Women in Small-Town Policing Job Performance and Stress / Curt R. Bartol George T. Bergen Julie Seager Volckens Kathleen M. Knoras chapter 9 The Impact of Equal Opportunities Policies on the Day-To-Day Experiences of Women Police Constables / Carol Martin chapter 10 A social constructionist account of police culture and its influence on the representation and progression of female officers A repertory grid analysis in a UK police force / Penny Dick Devi Jankowicz chapter 11 Appropriate Skill-Task Matching or Gender Bias in Deployment of Male and Female Police Officers? / Jennifer Brown Anita Maidment Ray Bull chapter 12 Gender Differences in Police Physical Ability Test Performance / Michael L. Birzer Delores E. Craig part, III Perceived Performance and Attitudes to Women Police chapter 13 Evaluating Women on Patrol A Critique of Contemporary Wisdom / Merry Morash Jack R. Greene chapter 14 The Attitudes of Women and Men in Policing: Testing Conventional and Contemporary Wisdom* / Alissa Pollitz Worden chapter 15 Female Officers on Patrol: Public Perceptions in the 1990's / Michael G. Breci chapter 16 The weaker sex? Women and police work / Margot Ffrench Linda Waugh part, IV The Current Status of Women Police Worldwide chapter 17 Female Police Officers in Israel: Patterns of Integration and Discrimination / Erella Shadmi chapter 18 \ / Cyndi Banks chapter 19 Constructing and Negotiating Gender in Women's Police Stations in Brazil / Sara Nelson chapter 20 Women Police in Tamil Nadu, India: a Tale of Two Cohorts / Mangai Natarajan part, V Prospects for Full Integration chapter 21 Measuring Progress in Gender Equity in Australian Policing / Tim Prenzler Hennessey Hayes chapter 22 Theoretical review papers Comparative models of policing and the role of women officers / Frances Heidensohn chapter 23 European Policewomen; A Comparative Research Perspective / Jennifer Brown chapter 24 Women Police in a Traditional Society: Test of a Western Model of Integration* / Mangai Natarajan.