Black Females in Law Enforcement

  title={Black Females in Law Enforcement},
  author={Helen Taylor Greene},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice},
  pages={230 - 239}
  • H. Greene
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Law
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Like their White counterparts, Black females were initially employed as social workers, matrons, and school crossing guards in police agencies. More recently, they have assumed positions as officers, middle managers, and chief executives. Several factors, including Black political empowerment and the quest for representative bureaucracy, have contributed to increases in the number of Black female sworn officers in urban police agencies. Yet they remain underrepresented, due in part to cultural… 

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