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Implications of police occupational culture in discriminatory experiences of senior women in police forces in England and Wales

Implications of police occupational culture in discriminatory experiences of senior women in police forces in England and Wales
Implications of police occupational culture in discriminatory experiences of senior women in police forces in England and Wales

Perceptions of police occupational culture were measured in a sample of senior women in policing (N = 169) through an online survey conducted late 2017/early 2018 to explore the occurrence of sexual harassment and sex discrimination. Negative aspects of ‘cop’ culture are associated with greater rates of harassing and discriminatory experiences. Social Identity Theory (SIT) examined the salience of role, gender and seniority as factors relevant to those experiences. Conclusions discuss implications for reform and cultural change.

Police culture, senior women in policing, sexual harassment, social identity theory
1043-9463
121-136
Brown, Jennifer
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Brown, Jennifer, Fleming, Jenny, Silvestri, Marisa, Linton, Kenisha and Gouseti, Ioanna (2019) Implications of police occupational culture in discriminatory experiences of senior women in police forces in England and Wales. Policing and Society, 29 (2), 121-136. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2018.1540618).

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Perceptions of police occupational culture were measured in a sample of senior women in policing (N = 169) through an online survey conducted late 2017/early 2018 to explore the occurrence of sexual harassment and sex discrimination. Negative aspects of ‘cop’ culture are associated with greater rates of harassing and discriminatory experiences. Social Identity Theory (SIT) examined the salience of role, gender and seniority as factors relevant to those experiences. Conclusions discuss implications for reform and cultural change.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 October 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 October 2018
Published date: 1 February 2019
Keywords: Police culture, senior women in policing, sexual harassment, social identity theory

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Local EPrints ID: 426146
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426146
ISSN: 1043-9463
PURE UUID: 5c896592-ea3e-4743-b70b-0f8832ed3490
ORCID for Jenny Fleming: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7913-3345

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Date deposited: 15 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 06:33

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Author: Jennifer Brown
Author: Jenny Fleming ORCID iD
Author: Marisa Silvestri
Author: Kenisha Linton
Author: Ioanna Gouseti

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