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A police service in transformation: implications for women police officers

Brown, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-0244 and Silvestri, Marisa (2019) A police service in transformation: implications for women police officers. Police Practice and Research. ISSN 1561-4263

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Identification Number: 10.1080/15614263.2019.161.1206


This paper presents an overview of current trends besetting the police service in England and Wales, including the reduction of resources through austerity pressures, changing patterns of crime such as rises in cyber-related offences, greater victim focus, the introduction of graduate entry and changes in political accountability through the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners. Secondary analysis of data enabled an assessment of the degree to which these impacts the employment and deployment of women in policing. As the gender ratio changes and reforms facilitate styles of policing with greater emphasis on the ethic of care it might be expected this will reflect more feminine values. The conclusion drawn is that the impacts of feminisation are somewhat overstated and remain rather fragile.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2019 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 17:30
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2024 07:33

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