Women Police and Discrimination Essay

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Women Police and Discrimination

When we as individuals in America think of "freedom" as a whole, most of us assume that we have come a long way since a gap of equality between men and women. And because we have come a long way, many people make the assumption that there is no inequality left in the United States, and women have the same opportunities as men. Yes, we have come a long way, but women are nowhere near equal to men. There are many aspects in life that this is regarded to, ranging from politics, gender roles, marriage, and society as a whole. When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, little boys are expected to respond with a fireman, policeman, or something along the manly career, while we
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The Role of Women in Law Enforcement in 1995. In this book, Heidensohn concentrates on comparing the points of view of women in policing in the United States, compared to those in Britain. She made it a point to show the reading audience how important it is to have a positive view of having women in the police force, as well as implied that we should look at Britain as a role model. As she says, ."..as compared with British policing: optimism. Almost everywhere I went, there was a great deal of confidence about women's role in policing." She continues to explain how, although slowly changing, it is necessary for us as Americans to increase our acceptance of women police. The longer we wait to do something about this problem, the longer it is going to last. Frances Heidensohn also questions the thought of women in control. The title of her book has a question mark because, as she explains, "The title of this book is a question. It was with this question and related ones in mind that I first began this project. Were women now more involved in social control? If they were did this make a difference either to them or to the agencies which employed them?" As she illustrates, it is hard to configure whether or not women are in control today. If there needs to be a question asked, then the probability is most likely an answer with "no." If women were in control, there would not be any hesitation to answer the question, which is what Heidensohn is
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