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Disrupting the “Heroic” Male Within Policing: A Case of Direct Entry

Silvestri, Marisa (2018) Disrupting the “Heroic” Male Within Policing: A Case of Direct Entry. Feminist Criminology, 13 (3). pp. 309-328. ISSN 1557-0851. (doi:10.1177/1557085118763737)

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This article drives forward a more critical insight into the position of women within policing. In focusing on women as police leaders, it problematizes taken for granted representations of gender and proposes an alternative reading of their experiences. Drawing on theoretical work on gendered organizations, the article argues that greater attention needs to be paid to the cultural and structural conditions that enable the “heroic male” to emerge as the “ideal” police leader. It also considers the recent introduction of Direct Entry for senior officers in England and Wales as a disruptive tool to the gendered order within policing.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1557085118763737
Uncontrolled keywords: policing, women, leadership, Direct Entry, heroic male, gendered identities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 09:39 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 16:30 UTC
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