Title

Women in the Hong Kong police force : organizational culture, gender and colonial policing

Document Type

Book

Edition

1st ed.

Publication Date

11-30-2017

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan UK

Keywords

History, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Equality, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Colonial History, Organizational Studies, Police Officer, Community Policing, Asian History, China

Abstract

This book examines the development of women in the Hong Kong Police Force (HKP) over the past 68 years, beginning from the early colonial years when calls to include women in law enforcement first emerged, to the recruitment of the first female sub-inspector in 1949, and through to the current situation where policewomen constitute 15% of the total HKP establishment. What accounts for these developments and what do they tell us about organisational culture, gender and colonial policing? This interdisciplinary work is relevant to fields including women’s studies, gender studies, policing studies, criminology, colonial history, sociology, and organisational studies, and will appeal to academics, students and lay readers interested in the development of women in policing.

DOI

10.1057/978-1-349-95281-6

ISBN

9781349952809

Publisher Statement

Copyright © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Chan, A. H.-N. & Ho, L. K.-K. (2017). Women in the Hong Kong police force: Organizational culture, gender and colonial policing. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi: 10.1057/978-1-349-95281-6

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