The Gender Division of Labor in Policing

Nancy Lewis-Horne, SUNY College at Potsdam

ABSTRACT
The paper submission is one piece of a larger project examining the gender division of labor in policing. Previous research argued a gender division of labor exists in policing and identified gendered patterns in the verticle and horizontal assignment of women in policing. Interestingly, the results of my research confirm a gendered pattern in the division of labor but not necessarily involving the same assignments as described by previous research. Reasons accounting for differences between the current study and previous research are suggested. Implications for future research are discussed.

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