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Policewomen on patrol; report of an evaluation by the Urban Institute for the Police Foundation, by Peter Bloch, Deborah Anderson, and Pamela Gervais.

; Anderson, Deborah, author ; Gervais, Pamela, author
[Washington], [Police Foundation] 1973.
ISBN 0877660409, 9780877660408, 0877660395, 9780877660392

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Other Title D.C. Policewomen evaluation.
Other Authors Anderson, Deborah,
Gervais, Pamela,
Subjects District of Columbia. Police Department.
Policewomen -- Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Series Police Foundation. Paper.
Urban Institute paper.
Description 3 volumes 28 cm.
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Vols. 2-3 published by the Urban Institute, Washington under title: D.C. Policewomen evaluation.
Includes bibliographical references (volume 1, page 65).
Summary Comparison of 80 female police and 80 male recruits during the first four months of patrol duty. In early 1972, police Chief Jerry V. Wilson of Washington, DC began to hire and assign to regular police patrol duties a substantial number of women. This report also noted the performance of 27 policewomen who were reassigned to patrol duties. The instruments used to measure effectiveness were official records, ratings, accounts of observers riding in patrol cars, anonymous police attitude surveys, and interviews with members of the public who had received services from the police. It was found that the women had substantially the same assignments as the men, but were assigned more senior partners. New women and new men made approximately the same number of arrests and were rated about the same in general patrol skills on Chief Wilson's survey. Unsigned surveys, however, showed negative attitudes toward policewomen on the part of patrolmen, both before and after assignment of women to patrol, and a rating of 'less competent' by captains, lieutenants, and sergeants. Police service given by both men and women was equally acceptable to citizens who rated both groups highly for their attitudes, respect for citizens, and their ability to handle a variety of situations. In the four months treated by the report, the new officers had been involved in few situations involving violence or potential violence. In those few situations there was little difference between men and women.
Contents V. 1. Major findings. -- volume 2. Methodology and tables. -- volume 3. Instruments.
Geographic Area Washington (D.C.)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)723084
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bloch, Peter B., 1940-
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