ERIC Number: ED102369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Policewomen on Patrol: Final Report.
Bloch, Peter B.; Anderson, Deborah
The second Policewomen on Patrol Report deals with the patrol work of 86 new female officers of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia and compares them with 86 men over a period of one year. Because there is great diversity of opinion about what constitutes good police performance, a wide variety of performance measurements (surveys, observations, interviews, and ratings) were used in the evaluation. Detailed findings are discussed in the areas of assignment, performance, and attitudes (police and citizen). Various personal opinions of police officials and police men and women are given to augment the findings. The study further analyzed the relationships between background and performance variables (age, delay in passing driving test, education, civil service test scores, pre-employment interview, and height.) Several concluding observations are made about policewomen in relation to their hiring, the handling of violence, selection and supervision of officers, and perspectives on arrests and traffic citations. Appended are notes on the structured observations, possible observer bias, and the effect of the observers. (BP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Law Enforcement, Males, Peer Relationship, Police, Sex Stereotypes, Task Performance, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Police Foundation, Washington, DC.