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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PSC                                     Course Number: 235                                    
Course Title: Women in Policing
Subject: Police Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An analysis of the social and political forces that guided the evolution of women's role in policing from ancillary specialist to integrated member of the police establishment. Role enhancement from "Police Matron" to "Policewoman" to "Police Officer" is studied against the backdrop of women's reform movements. Title VII, Equal Opportunity Act of 1972, and Supreme Court rulings abolishing barriers to women in policing are examined. Study of women police in other countries, in state and federal agencies. Topics include female officers' occupational role conflicts; performance on patrol; coping with physical and psychological stressors-male peer prejudice, jealous mates, favoritism, sex harassment; women's special attributes in policing; female detectives; the future, including the role of women in key policy-making decisions.

Prerequisite: ENG 101. In addition: PSC 101 or CRJ 101 or International Criminal Justice 101.
Start Date:    04/27/2007                         End Date: