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Diversity Annotated Bibliography of Gender in Law Enforcement

Barak, G. (ed.). (1998). Integrative Criminology. Aldershot: Ashgate/Dartmouth.

The author explores the criminal behavior and causes of crimes and the author focuses the attention of readers on the problem of the improvement of law enforcement agencies through the improvement of the law enforcement agencies. In such a way, the author argues about the necessity of the elimination of internal conflicts within the law enforcement agencies.

Brantingham, P. J. and Brantingham, P. L. (1991). Environmental Criminology. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

The authors focus their attention on the problem of the factors influencing the criminological situation in the society. The authors stand on the ground that the development of effective strategies to create positive environment, in which crimes are committed. The authors stand on the ground that gender discrimination affects consistently the development of law enforcement agencies. In this regard, the authors suggest strategies to eliminate gender discrimination in law enforcement agencies and to improve the relationships within police and other law enforcement agencies.

Dworkin, R. (2005). Taking Rights Seriously. Harvard University Press.

The author focuses on the problem of the human rights protection in the law enforcement environment and in the criminal justice system. The author explores the problem of violation of human rights in law enforcement agencies in the broader context of human rights and legal mechanism of the prevention of discrimination on the ground of gender and other issues. The author stands on the ground that the discrimination in law enforcement agencies is unacceptable and discriminatory practices should come to the end. Otherwise, law enforcement agencies will not be able to maintain stable social order, if they suffer from the violation of human rights themselves.

Hayward, K. J. (2004). City Limits: Crime, Consumerism and the Urban Experience. New York: Routledge

The author focuses on the problem of growing crime rates, the development of the modern consumerist society, and problems within law enforcement agencies, which prevent them from effective performance and, therefore decrease the effectiveness of operations being conducted by law enforcement agencies to prevent the growth of crime rate and the deterioration of the situation in the society. The tension in relations between representatives of two genders leads to the consistent deterioration of the role of law enforcement agencies in the society.

Siegel, L. J. (2003). Criminology, 8th edition. New York: Thomson-Wadsworth.

The author explores diverse issues related to the problem of criminology, among which it is possible to single out the problem of the gender inequality in the law enforcement environment. In this respect, the author argues that men and women are in an unequal position in law enforcement agencies that leads to the inferior position of women and their poor career opportunities. The author arrives to the conclusion that such a situation within law enforcement agencies is unjust and changes are needed.

The creation of the annotated bibliography was quite difficult because the problem of gender relations in law enforcement agencies is often viewed in the context of other studies. As a result, I had to find the relevant information searching different sources and identifying issues relevant to my topic. Eventually, I have succeeded finding reliable resources I used in the annotated bibliography.

References:

Barak, G. (ed.). (1998). Integrative Criminology. Aldershot: Ashgate/Dartmouth.
Brantingham, P. J. and Brantingham, P. L. (1991). Environmental Criminology. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Dworkin, R. (2005). Taking Rights Seriously. Harvard University Press.
Hayward, K. J. (2004). City Limits: Crime, Consumerism and the Urban Experience. New York: Routledge
Siegel, L. J. (2003). Criminology, 8th edition. New York: Thomson-Wadsworth.