Peter Horne's Women in Law Enforcement is examined in an overview consisting of seven pages. There are no other sources cited.
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is a much needed history of the role of women in law enforcement around the world. In addition to his coverage on the U.S., Horne presents both the historical
and the present role of policewomen in Great Britain, West Germany, Poland, France, Japan, Guyana, Sweden, Norway, Israel, New Zealand, Canada and other countries. Hornes most interesting contribution, however,
is on the history of policewomen in America. He covers the pioneer period and the modern era in both federal, state, and private agencies. Women are relative new
comers to the field of law enforcement. Detailing the various obstacles which faced, and indeed continue to face, women in law enforcement; Horne touches on such areas as the
selection process, training, promotion and pay. Even more interestingly, he provides a detailed view of the attitudes faced by women in a predominantly male dominated career.
Horne (1980) clarifies that womens debut in American law enforcement came in the early nineteenth century in the form of women who volunteered their time to
reform and train female prisoners. These "prison matrons" were to perform a much-needed role in the early justice system and the consequences of their involvement were far reaching.
Not only did womens prisons improve but new jobs were created form women. These women banded together to bring about considerable change in womens prisons. To evade the
presumed negative influences of the big city and male prison officials, womens prisons were moved to the country and their entire administrative system was turned on end as these prisons
were staffed solely with women. Women in the nineteenth century were viewed as caregivers and as such they were obvious players