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A better half to ladies within the historical global offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based number of newly-commissioned essays from trendy students at the research of girls within the historic world.

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Further, there are two schools of thought amongst women officers—one viewed the support role played by women officers as entirely appropriate and the other viewed it as discriminatory. The review noted the importance of the support of male colleagues as an important factor in the progress of women police and concludes thats despite nearly 100 years of women’s involvement in police, they are still a marginalized minority. 2). These are mostly countries that have the resources and data needed to complete the survey.

Under the community-oriented model (sometimes called the Anglo Saxon model), policing legitimacy is accorded by citizens, and police work within a decentralized structure to safeguard society from crime. 1). Legitimacy refers to the special authority granted to police by those in power, whether an elite within the society, an occupying force, or the community as a whole. Structure refers to the degree of specialization within the police and the extent to which codes of practice govern such technical matters as legitimate use of force.

In spite of condemnation by the courts of the use of height and weight standards, many police departments continue to use physical tests. Birzer and Craig (1996) review eight years’ worth of data to see whether the test measures abilities demanded by various police tasks. They found little relationship between the abilities tested and the physical demands of the job. Attitudes and perceptions change over time and what may have been true in the 1970s and 1980s may not hold now. Breci (1997) reports a study designed to find out whether the public still hold the same stereotypical attitudes prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s about the capacity of female officers to deal with violence.

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