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Police Operations I. Who joins the police force? (danger, injury, risk, underappreciated) II. 2 factors : *decision by certain individuals to join the police force *selection process used by law enforcement agencies A. Who seeks law enforcement as a career? 1. same as with any occupation =status, rewards, minimal educational requirements, conditions of work 2. mostly men; few minorities *men: traditionally been defined as a man’s occupation. Women had refrained from applying -not welcoming of women
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*women: relegated to menial secretarial jobs (until the civil rights movement) *assumption that they cannot handle pressure =hard to be tough on criminals =violent confrontations, esp since most arrests are men =if strong women: affront to poilce officers’ manhood =if weak women: seen as incapable *1972 Ammendments to Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 -discrimination by gender applies to both private and public -now approx 10% of police force Recent studies : *just as effective (from arrest to conviction) * draws more community support
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3. minorities
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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