Gender Inequality: The Struggle Female Police Officers Face in the Masculine Culture of Policing

“Despite the advancement, policing is arguably one of the most ‘gendered’ occupations in modern societies, with the percentage of sworn female officers far below that of the general labour force Policing is gendered in terms of socially prescribed norms that develop as a result of everyday social interactions However, with the advent of the community-policing era, female officers have been provided the opportunity to employ skills that have not been previously associated with the traditional legalistic era — an era in which the primary function was fighting crime..”