Gender Discrimination in Police Force

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Gender Discrimination In Police Force Smarmy And Perfunctory Efforts

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Gender Discrimination In Police Force Smarmy And Perfunctory Efforts Introduction
Gender diversity in police organizations has increased over time, but policing remains a male-dominated occupation. Early police administrators cautioned against full female integration into all aspects of policing, Wilson and McClaren (1963), in their influential text on police administration (Walker, 1984), openly resisted equal employment and questioned whether women were capable and qualified to be effective officers. Between common sex-role stereotypes and the ideological emphasis of the law enforcement and crime fighting roles in policing, the prevailing wisdom suggested that females were not as rational, more irritable, less aggressive, less reliable, weaker physically, possessed unstable emotions, and were generally less qualified than males (DeJong, 2004; Garcia, 2003). From the statements mentioned above, obviously, the discriminations against policewomen are serious and fierce based on the gender. However, along with increasingly numbers...
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