Cross Cultural and Social Variables That Affect Women in Criminal Justice (CJ362)

Apr 15th, 2015
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Using the text and at least 3 other resources, write a 4 page paper, analyzing the cross-cultural and social variables that affect women in law enforcement, the legal profession, and corrections. Begin by reviewing the text readings for Chapters 11, 12, and 13. Next, describe 4 cross-cultural or social variables which can positively or negatively impact female criminal justice practitioners. Then, analyze how each of the cross-cultural or social variables that you identified affects the work environment and professional development of women in one of the following criminal justice professional areas: 1.Law Enforcement (Local, State, Federal) 2.Legal Profession (Prosecution, Defense, Paralegal) 3.Corrections (Jail/Prison Guard, Social Services, Probation/Parole) Students should focus on specific elements of the work environment and professional development such as career development opportunities, promotional opportunities, access to professional mentoring, general daily work conditio

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Cross-Cultural and Social Variables That Affect Women in Criminal JusticeNameClassDateProfessorCross-Cultural and Social Variables That Affect Women in Criminal Justice Since law enforcement emerged in American colonies the enforcers have been male. During colonel times or during the time of the Wild West women would never have been considered for a position in law enforcement and these views continued for hundreds of years. It was not until the 1970's that women become more supported in their roles in law enforcement but women worked in law enforcement as early as 1909 in Los Angeles. During 1970's the contemporary female police officer emerged in society with the first female patrol officers. Prior to the 1970's many police women were confined to working in police departments. Despite efforts to create a more equal policing industry during the 1970's less than two percent of police officers were women while in the 21st century the number sits higher at around 15% of police officers being women (Keverline, 2001). This number has not risen on over a decade despite efforts to ensure fairer selection processes. The reason for this is the belief that women are not suited for police work. This view is not only held by men in society but also by many women. In the past this viewpoint was based on a chauvinistic viewpoint of men in society but in current society the view is more focused on safety. Prior to the 1970's women were placed in a v

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