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Re-theorizing the progress of women in policing: an alternative perspective from the global south


Carrington, K and Rodgers, J and Sozzo, M and Puyol, MV, Re-theorizing the progress of women in policing: an alternative perspective from the global south, Theoretical Criminology: An International Journal ISSN 1362-4806 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/13624806221099631


Women's entry into policing, a traditionally masculine occupation, has been theorized almost entirely through a liberal feminist theoretical lens where equality with men is the end target. From this theoretical viewpoint, women’s police stations in the Global South established specifically to respond to gender violence have been conceptualized as relics from the past. We argue that this approach is based on a global epistemology that privileges the Global North as the normative benchmark from which to define progress. Framed by southern criminology, we offer an alternative way of theorizing the progress of women in policing using women’s police stations that emerged in Latin America in the 1980s, specifically those in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Masculine police culture, policing gender violence, southern criminology, women in policing, women’s police stations
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Rodgers, J (Dr Jess Rodgers)
ID Code:150024
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2022-05-11
Last Modified:2023-03-06

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