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Unformatted text preview: Male police officers also weren’t welcoming to the change. They believed that women weren’t capable of police work, stating that they were too weak and were essentially pushovers. As a result, they believed that potential criminals would take advantage of a female police officer through physical force. This created a division between male and female police officers because male police officers didn’t feel safe if they had a female officer as their partner. The introduction of female police officers to the patrol force came at a pivotal point in America’s history. The late 60’s and early 70’s saw a major increase in women’s rights including the passing of Title IX and the pivotal abortion decision of Roe v. Wade....
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- Fall '10
- Roe v. Wade, police officers