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dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Jennyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoyes, Amandaen_US
dc.contributor.editorIan McKenzieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T07:55:24Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T07:55:24Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-30T06:57:59Z
dc.identifier.issn14613557en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1350/ijps.2010.12.4.211en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38891
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the impact of equity measures in Australian and New Zealand policing, involving nine police departments, from 2003/4 to 2007/8. The findings were mixed. Overall, the number of sworn female officers in both countries continued to trend slowly upwards, with an average of 26.6 per cent in Australia and 17.1 per cent in New Zealand in 2007/8. However, recruit numbers appeared to have peaked around 33 per cent and were in decline in most departments where data were available. Women continued to move up the ranks in all departments, but there were still very few women in senior ranks. Although women were not separating at a higher rate than men, they were more likely than men to resign. While more positive than earlier appraisals of equity in Australia, the findings continue to reflect inadequate data collection that would address long-term inequity issues. The labour force participation rate of women in Australia has increased significantly over the last few decades. However, women are not necessarily focusing on traditional career paths but rather see employment opportunities as one of many options that include family and lifestyle balance. Nevertheless, it is argued here that police organisations should remain committed to gender equity. Affirmative action and other gender equity strategies are considered necessary to encourage greater participation by women, for the benefits to women of a policing career and for the wider good of the community and police organisations themselves. Better diagnostic data and visible commitment are required to support this objective.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent81844 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVatheken_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom584en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto595en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Police Science and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolice Administration, Procedures and Practiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160205en_US
dc.titleGender Equity in Australian and New Zealand Policing: A Five Year Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Vathek Publishing Ltd. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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