Through the Lenses of Minority Female Officers: An Attitudinal Analysis

Helen Taylor-Greene, Old Dominion University
Alejandro del Carmen, University of Texas - Arlington

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of minority female officers towards their colleagues and police-related issues. This research is part of a survey of women in policing in Texas conducted in Spring 2000. Specifically, this study examines the attitudes of minority female officers in the state of Texas towards community policing, racism, and work-related stress. The analysis controls for female representation in police agencies to determine its affect, if any. The findings suggest that minority female officers in Texas law enforcement agencies have attitudinal differences when compared to white female officers.

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