Hatfield School of Government. Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mark Harmon Leymon
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice and University Honors
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Police-community relations, Women -- Crimes against -- Prevention, Police training
This study is a literature review on current research surrounding police officers and their encounters with women. This paper explores research and work that speaks to how police officers might support women and/or work with women in various communities towards a common goal such as crime prevention. Twenty articles considering police encounters with women were gathered and reviewed to identify the implications of future contact and police behaviors with women in society. Based on the articles reviewed, they suggest that current policing styles such as, community-oriented policing and problem-oriented policing, have a positive impact on women in society and their children.
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Hinsley, Cecilia I., "A Literature Review on Police Encounters with Women" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 811.