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Policewomen’s perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality

Policewomen’s perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality
Policewomen’s perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality
Liminality is the transitional phase of a rite of passage when individuals no longer hold to their traditions but have yet to transition to a new status. Utilising cultural characterisations reported by a sample of policewomen (N = 127) from England and Wales, a hierarchical cluster analysis revealed empirical demonstration of a traditional preliminal condition, a transforming postliminal state and a liminal betwixt and between period, which are associated with different discriminatory experiences and policing styles. Women as potential liminal workers may offer a way to nudge movement towards the postliminal incorporation of a more academically oriented professional police culture.
Policewomen police cultures policing mission police professionalism liminality policing in England and Wales
1740-5599
Brown, Jennifer
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Fleming, Jenny
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Silvestri, Marisa
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Brown, Jennifer
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Brown, Jennifer, Fleming, Jenny and Silvestri, Marisa (2020) Policewomen’s perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. (doi:10.1177/0032258X20914337).

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Liminality is the transitional phase of a rite of passage when individuals no longer hold to their traditions but have yet to transition to a new status. Utilising cultural characterisations reported by a sample of policewomen (N = 127) from England and Wales, a hierarchical cluster analysis revealed empirical demonstration of a traditional preliminal condition, a transforming postliminal state and a liminal betwixt and between period, which are associated with different discriminatory experiences and policing styles. Women as potential liminal workers may offer a way to nudge movement towards the postliminal incorporation of a more academically oriented professional police culture.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 March 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 March 2020
Keywords: Policewomen police cultures policing mission police professionalism liminality policing in England and Wales

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Local EPrints ID: 439136
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439136
ISSN: 1740-5599
PURE UUID: 8ae4b38a-d76c-4e8d-b237-9f841cf02754
ORCID for Jenny Fleming: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7913-3345

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Date deposited: 06 Apr 2020 16:30
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:07

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Author: Jennifer Brown
Author: Jenny Fleming ORCID iD
Author: Marisa Silvestri

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