UNIT-V-CRITIQUE - The Feminization of the Community...

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“The Feminization of the Community Corrections Work Force” By Jo G. Holland Heather Summerville Student ID: 202116 BCJ-2002-11F-2A11-S1 Unit V Article Critique Abstract This is a critique of the article entitled The Feminization of the Community Corrections Work Force authored by Jo G. Holland. The article discusses the past and current trends in women’s participation in the male dominated correctional system and what the involvement of these trends will be for the future of law enforcement correctional activities. The article discusses the many confrontations women face and the fact that women are still fighting a never-ending battle to be recognized as being equal to their male peers in regard to rank and financial advancement. Holland points out that the large number of men in the prison industry prevents women from many of the informal work cultures outside the work environment, which exclusion often tends to prejudice women in regard to promotion due to their inability to socialize in these highly- utilitarian settings. Holland believes, in consideration of these circumstances, that women need
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to band together as a whole in the correctional field in order to assure proper representation and promotion. “The Feminization of the Community Corrections Work Force” By Jo G. Holland Holland’s article discusses the past and current trends in female participation rates within the male dominated correctional system and what involvement these trends will have in the future of correctional management and employment. The article also reviews the statistics and the probabilities for improvement from the viewpoint of what has been done and what should be
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