The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the historical and current protocols which have existed in police academies, with a focus on the gender issues being faced by female police officers. The development of the police force is examined, with explanation of the differences and developments aligning with each era of history. Next, current police practices are elaborated upon, emphasizing the difficulties women experience in becoming police officers and where the ideologies of the police academies originated. Finally, suggestions are given based on research findings in order to reduce the ideological divides that occur in the police force and increase the effectiveness of officers’ work in the community.
"Police Academy Training: An Evaluation of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Police Academies,"
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science:
Vol. 2, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/themis/vol2/iss1/9