Gender Inclusive Policing: Challenges and Achievements is an edited collection focused on current challenges, innovations and positive achievements in gender integration in policing in different subject domains and locations. Comprised of essays by expert contributors from across the globe, the book covers a variety of topics including jurisdictional achievements (South Africa, British Isles, Scandinavian countries, Australia), women in leadership (achievements and methods, merit and affirmative action issues), performance comparisons (conduct, ethics, peacebuilding), intersectionality (Indigenous women) and women’s police stations (Argentina). The book explores and grapples with issues of recruitment, deployment and promotion; obstacles to equity; effective integration strategies; management, conduct and policing styles; race and ethnicity; and specialisation.

It is an essential resource providing practical exemplars for police managers involved in gender-equity programmes and for professionals involved in advanced-level research, teaching and consulting.

chapter 1|11 pages

In the Forefront of Female Policing?

Women in the Scandinavian Police Forces
BySilje Fekjær, Andreea Alecu

chapter 2|11 pages

Gender-based Reforms in Kenyan Policing – Reflection

ByResila A. Onyango, Mangai Natarajan

chapter 3|13 pages

Advances in Gender Equity in British Policing

ByWendy Laverick, Emma Cunningham

chapter 4|11 pages

State-Rebuilding and Equity

Women in the South African Police Service
ByElrena van der Spuy, Rita Retief

chapter 5|11 pages

Policing in Conflict

Women and the Afghan National Police
ByMelissa Jardine, Fatema Kashefi, Kawsar Abulfazil, Oana Neagu

chapter 6|12 pages

Affirmative Action Recruitment Strategies in Australian Policing

Three Case Studies
ByTim Prenzler, Jacqueline M. Drew

chapter 7|11 pages

Police Stations for Women and Families in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

ByJess Rodgers, Kerry Carrington, María Victoria Puyol, Máximo Sozzo, Vanessa Ryan

chapter 8|11 pages

Overcoming Barriers of Gender and Race in Policing

Australian and New Zealand Examples
BySheena Fleming, Tim Prenzler, Janet Ransley

chapter 9|10 pages

Women in Police Leadership

Making Rank as a Marker of Progress?
ByMarisa Silvestri, Jennifer Brown, Jenny Fleming

chapter 10|10 pages

Issues of Merit and Affirmative Action in Police Promotion Systems

ByJacqueline M. Drew, Carol A. Archbold

chapter 11|11 pages

Gender and Police Officer Attitudes towards Ethical Behaviour

BySanja Kutnjak Ivković, Michael E. Meyer, Maria (Maki) Haberfeld

chapter 12|10 pages

Male/Female Differences in Integrity Indicators of Police Integrity

ByTim Prenzler, Tyler Cawthray, Louise Porter

chapter 13|10 pages

Women, Policing and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict States

ByLoene M. Howes

chapter 14|14 pages

Learning the Lessons

Developing a Model Programme for Gender-Inclusive Policing
ByTim Prenzler, Jacqueline M. Drew