Women in Blue

Women in Blue

16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Collects biographies of women in law enforcement, from trailblazing women officers of the past to prominent professionals in different fields of law enforcement today.

Independent Publishing Group
They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers.

Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers—often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality—while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context and shows how many women in law enforcement are working to challenge and improve their field.

This rich, authoritative history is packed with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars on related topics and includes photos, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations interested teens can explore to learn more about the world of law enforcement, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring sleuths, officers, agents, crime scene investigators, and more.

& Taylor

Balances deeply researched accounts of historical trailblazers with the stories of contemporary women in a career reference that draws on first-person interviews to introduce a range of jobs in law enforcement and share what today's women in blue recommend to girls who are interested in law enforcement.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Chicago Review Press,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781613734223
Characteristics: ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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