WOMEN IN POLICING: Fighting Crime Around the World by Michael Fooner

WOMEN IN POLICING: Fighting Crime Around the World

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Internationally speaking, women play a more prominent role in police work than we would have guessed--they're on patrol in England and Israel, have their own motorcycle squadron in Mexico, and have been recruited in India since 1959. But instead of using his 48-page photo-illustrated format to explore the distinction between regular patrol and auxiliary functions, or to expand on the special problems of and resistance to women police, Fooner chooses to devote one entire double-page spread to routine snapshots of women officer's faces (supposedly to prove that ""even in uniform, individuality is evident"") and another to a gallery of ""fashion in uniform"" in which the United States is represented by a woman in civilian dress and hair rollers. Elsewhere, Fooner wonders jokingly whether, when a woman Mountie gets her man, ""does it mean she got married or caught a crook?"" And he never seems to resolve this confusion in his own mind.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1976
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan