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dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.editorDilip Dasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:10:37Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:10:37Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-22T05:48:04Z
dc.identifier.issn15614263en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/156142604200281792en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5030
dc.description.abstractIn 2001, Christine Nixon made history by becoming Australia's first female police commissioner, 85 years after the appointment of the first female police and following decades of extreme discrimination against women in police work. She is now Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Police Force, which has 12,800 personnel, including 9,700 sworn officers, in a state with a population of 4.6 million. Christine joined the New South Wales (NSW) Police in 1972, and rose through the ranks in a period when NSW police were looked to as the most progressive and innovative in the country, and also derided as the most corrupt. Her time in NSW as Assistant Commissioner covered the period of the Wood Royal Commission (1994-97), which revealed extensive police misconduct and entrenched pockets of corruption. It was widely believed that she would eventually become the first female commissioner in NSW; but there was surprise all round when she took the top post in Victoria, which for the preceding decade had been amongst the most misogynist forces in the country. The prospects were that she would face resistance and opposition at every turn, as an outsider and a woman. But she quickly developed an extraordinary popularity right across Victorian society and within the Victoria Police (Chulov 2002).en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge/Taylor and Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placePhiladelphiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/156142604200281792en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom301en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto315en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4/5en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolice Practice and Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390401en_US
dc.titleChief Commissioner Christine Nixon, Victoria: Australia's First female Police Chiefen_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 Taylor & Francis : The author-version of this article will be available for download 18 months after publication. : Use hypertext link for access to the journal's website. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper.en_AU
gro.date.issued2004
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