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NAIL POLISH & HANDGUNS: THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN IN POLICING

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Brook Kolarich

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Police officers face great challenges every day at work, ranging from frustrated citizens, angry parents, and drug abuse, to interdepartmental pressures, conflicts, and regulations. Women police officers face all of that – and more. Traditionally male dominated, police departments and the public treat women officers differently than they do men, whether intentionally or not. This historical analysis traces the journey of females in law enforcement, beginning in 1910 with the commission of the first woman police officer, up to present day women in law enforcement. The study encompasses the general span of women in law enforcement and addresses a variety of specific cases, experiences, and policies related to women in this field. Past information is examined to reveal any differences or changes in the treatment of men and women, including level of supervision, ability to be promoted, assigned responsibilities, equality policies, and perception of the public. The information collected highlights important landmarks revealing the progression of women in law enforcement. The results of this analysis reveal the true status of women in the field and the hardships they faced to reach where they are today. The analysis addresses this career by focusing on the progress women have made in the past century and will speculate where women in law enforcement will stand in the future.

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Social Sciences

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NAIL POLISH & HANDGUNS: THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN IN POLICING

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Police officers face great challenges every day at work, ranging from frustrated citizens, angry parents, and drug abuse, to interdepartmental pressures, conflicts, and regulations. Women police officers face all of that – and more. Traditionally male dominated, police departments and the public treat women officers differently than they do men, whether intentionally or not. This historical analysis traces the journey of females in law enforcement, beginning in 1910 with the commission of the first woman police officer, up to present day women in law enforcement. The study encompasses the general span of women in law enforcement and addresses a variety of specific cases, experiences, and policies related to women in this field. Past information is examined to reveal any differences or changes in the treatment of men and women, including level of supervision, ability to be promoted, assigned responsibilities, equality policies, and perception of the public. The information collected highlights important landmarks revealing the progression of women in law enforcement. The results of this analysis reveal the true status of women in the field and the hardships they faced to reach where they are today. The analysis addresses this career by focusing on the progress women have made in the past century and will speculate where women in law enforcement will stand in the future.