From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing

From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing

From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing

From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing

Synopsis

In the United States, women in policing evolved from matrons to policewomen to police officers. Today, the position of police chief has been achieved by women. The changing role of women in this traditionally male-dominated field is the subject of this book. It weaves together the history of the police and the history of women and highlights a century of change in law enforcement. The book also describes how the changing role of women in society affected their role in law enforcement.
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