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Policewomen's perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality

Brown, Jennifer, Fleming, Jenny, Silvestri, Marisa (2020) Policewomen's perceptions of occupational culture in the changing policing environment of England and Wales: a study in liminality. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, . ISSN 0032-258X. E-ISSN 1740-5599. (doi:10.1177/0032258X20914337) (KAR id:80616)

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Abstract

Liminality is the transitional phase of a rite of passage when individuals no longer hold to their traditions but have yet to transition to a new status. Utilising cultural characterisations reported by a sample of policewomen (N=127) from England and Wales a Hierarchical Cluster Analysis revealed empirical demonstration of a traditional pre-liminal condition, a transforming post-liminal state and a liminal betwixt and between period, which are associated with different discriminatory experiences and policing styles. Women as potential liminal workers may offer a way to nudge movement towards the post-liminal incorporation of a more academically oriented professional police culture.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0032258X20914337
Uncontrolled keywords: Policewomen, police cultures, policing mission, police professionalism, liminality, Policing in England and Wales
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Marisa Silvestri
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 12:40 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 11:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80616 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Silvestri, Marisa: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8351-6285
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