By Mangai Natarajan

Delivering a desirable account of the improvement of girls police over the last 20 years, this ebook attracts at the author's prolonged study in India to check how the Indian adventure bargains a helpful replacement to the Anglo-American version; not just for normal societies yet for girls police within the West as well.Drawing at the institution in 1993 of all-women devices in Tamil Nadu, this certain scan proved hugely profitable in bettering the arrogance and professionalism of girls officials and making sure the effectiveness and potency of the police.At a time whilst policing is being rethought around the globe, not just in conventional societies, the Tamil Nadu event deals vital classes for western nations which are discovering it more and more tough to recruit and hold ladies officers.Natarajan's publication is a vital and unique contribution to the literature on gendered policing, which to this point has focused virtually completely at the US and British event.

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13). In the 1910s to 1930s, women officers in America were assimilated into the general crime prevention role of the police, even though the tasks they performed in this role were rather circumscribed (Appier, 1992). Later, when policing began to move to a crime control model, women officers increasingly found their work devalued and their functions increasingly segregated. This trend culminated in the establishment of women police bureaus where women and children coming to police attention would be channeled for help in personal matters.

However, the management literature clearly indicates that morale decreases when employees are ignored and not given status and encouragement. Many police departments have failed to learn this lesson in their treatment of women officers. Summary For generations, it was believed that policing is an unsuitable job for women because of their timidity and lack of physical strength. In reality, much police work is not physical and involves little use of force. Experience has shown that much of the crime work and all the service functions of police can be performed just as well, if not better, by women officers.

In Britain, entry of women into the police force was more delayed than in America, but in other respects the progress they have made to integration appears similar to that in the Untied States. 3 3 This has also been the case in Australia where public support for women in the police was strong, even before equal opportunities legislation came into force (Prenzler, 1994). 26 Women Police in a Changing Society The Changing Roles of Women Police Early descriptions of the experiences of women who were among the first to be employed in the police show that, despite the stultifying influence of the maledominated policing culture, they did perform a valuable, though segregated, function in assisting women victims and dealing with women offenders (Corbo, 2004; Darien, 2002; Gillen, 2003; Jackson, 2003; Schulz, 2004a, 2004b, and Wells, 2005).

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