College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-12-08 06:42:57

Major

Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Honors Course

3850:496

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2021

Abstract

The following research was conducted to achieve a better understanding of what issues women face when entering the career field of law enforcement, and how to better educate the projected audience, whether that be a member of law enforcement or a future female recruit, in these issues. Outside of personal experiences from the author, this research will be done via literature review and conclude with what future research can do to aid in this field. The following passages will cover career challenges that women have faced, how gender can affect one’s perceived ability to work in law enforcement, how different styles of recruitment can affect gender in law enforcement, how the social construct of masculinity affects the career of law enforcement, and how sexuality and sexual assault are handled in law enforcement.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Lia Wiley

First Reader

Professor Stephanie Yuhas

Second Reader

Dr. Sarah St. George

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. David Licate

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