Women in Charge
Policing, Gender and Leadership
By (author) Marisa Silvestri
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Women in Charge by Marisa Silvestri
Book DescriptionThis book is concerned with the gendered world of police leadership at a time when calls are being made for a different kind of police leader to guide the organisation through the twenty-first century. Drawing on in-depth interviews carried out with senior policewomen across a range of police forces in England and Wales, Women in Charge is the first book to provide a detailed study of women in police leadership. The work challenges existing conceptualisations and theorisations of police culture for the study of police leaders, demonstrating the various ways in which police cultures are shaped by both rank and gender. Women in police leadership face a different kind of gendered environment than their non-managerial counterparts, one in which a 'smart macho' culture of police management dominates. At the same time this book investigates the extent to which senior policewomen are involved in developing new styles and conceptualisations of leadership. It argues that women are involved in promoting a different kind of police leadership, using more consultative and holistic styles - styles not traditionally associated with the police organisation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843920465
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marisa Silvestri
Gender and Crime, Paperback (April 2016)
With brand new chapters on theory, history and globalization, this book, written within a strong human rights framework, provides students with a current and critical guide to the area
Women in Charge, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Marisa Silvestri
The number of women police in England and Wales continues to increase, and whilst under-represented at senior rank level the arrival of women at Chief Constable level has raised the profile of their role. This title provides a detailed study of senior women police officers.
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Author Biography - Marisa Silvestri
Marisa Silvestri is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at London South Bank University.
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