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From Social Worker to Crimefighter By Dorothy M. Schulz

From Social Worker to Crimefighter by Dorothy M. Schulz

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In the United States, women in policing evolved from matrons to policewomen to police officers. 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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From Social Worker to Crimefighter Summary

From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing by Dorothy M. Schulz

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.

About Dorothy M. Schulz

DOROTHY MOSES SCHULZ is Professor of Law, Police Studies, and Criminal Justice Administration at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). She was the first woman captain to serve with the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Police Department and its predecessor department, the Conrail Police Department. She is the author of From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing (Praeger, 1995), and has published widely on historical and current issues involving women in policing. She is a member of numerous police and academic associations, and has spoken at conferences of the International Association of Women Police, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the National Center for Women & Policing, the Senior Women Officers of Great Britain, and the Canadian Police College.

Table of Contents

Preface Abbreviations Introduction Forerunners: The Matrons (1820-1899) The Early Policewomen (1900-1928) The International Association of Policewomen (1915-1932) Women's Bureaus (1918-1928) Depression Losses (1929-1941) World War II and the 1940s Paving the Way for Patrol (1950-1967) Women Become Crimefighters (1968-1990s) Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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NLS9780275951740
9780275951740
027595174X
From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing by Dorothy M. Schulz
New
Paperback
ABC-CLIO
1995-05-23
208
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