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Equity confounded? Women in Australian police organisations


Fleming, Jenny and Lafferty, G, Equity confounded? Women in Australian police organisations, Labour and Industry: A Journal of The Social and Economic Relations of Work, 13, (3) pp. 37-49. ISSN 1030-1763 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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There is an extensive literature on policing internationally, with several academic journals devoted exclusively to policing issues. However, there is a relative dearth of research on gender and police organisations. This paper seeks to contribute to redressing this lack offender-related policing research. through an examination of employment equity within the Queensland Police Service, with specific reference to the Fitzgerald Inquiry and the recruitment of policewomen. The paper also makes reference to the New South Wales experience. The paper questions the argument that Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legislation and policies have been significant factors in the advancement of women in policing. While recognising that these have had some beneficial influence, it points to the greater importance in specific jurisdictions of systematic efforts to transform the cultures, work and management practices of police organisations and the pivotal influence of Police Commissioners.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gender, employment equity, police, recruitment of women
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Fleming, Jenny (Professor Jenny Fleming)
ID Code:63723
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies
Deposited On:2010-05-26
Last Modified:2012-10-18
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