Police reform ignoring women

This article notes that recent high-profile police reform initiatives, including the President’s 21st century task force and the DOJ assessment of Baltimore, while promoting increased diversity have failed to push for more women police. Studies suggest that female officers use less force and are more effective in dealing with victims of violence. In the U.K. 28% of police are women, compared to only 13% in the U.S. — characterized as “pitiful for a country that is looked up to lead the world.”

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One Response to “Police reform ignoring women”

  1. Ashley Says:

    While the author makes several excellent points, she (perhaps inadvertently) creates the impression that veterans’ preference in US police hiring is discretionary. In many jurisdictions, it’s required by law, so the agency has little choice other than to comply, regardless of the executive’s perspective.

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