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Policewomen’s perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality

Brown, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-0244, Fleming, Jenny and Silvestri, Marisa (2020) Policewomen’s perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. ISSN 0032-258X

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0032258X20914337

Abstract

Liminality is the transitional phase of a rite of passage when individuals no longer hold to their traditions but have yet to transition to a new status. Utilising cultural characterisations reported by a sample of policewomen (N = 127) from England and Wales, a hierarchical cluster analysis revealed empirical demonstration of a traditional preliminal condition, a transforming postliminal state and a liminal betwixt and between period, which are associated with different discriminatory experiences and policing styles. Women as potential liminal workers may offer a way to nudge movement towards the postliminal incorporation of a more academically oriented professional police culture.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/pjxa
Additional Information: © 2020 Sage Publications
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103887

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