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Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2015

The State of Women in Police in India and the Discrimination Faced By Them

Suvarna Joshi

Department of Psychology , Delhi University Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.101/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.101

ABSTRACT

Women Police have now become an integral part of the police reforms in almost all countries of the world, including India .However, the current situation of women in policing is a development of specific historical circumstances .The situation of women police with regards to their status, function, role and the obstacles they face during their job. The study seeks to look at the Gender Issue in the Police by understanding the role and perception of the police by the women employed as police, by the men who work along with these women police and by the public/society in general and hence understanding gender issues from the women’s perspective, men’s perspective and by the society’s perspective by taking a sample of 25 female (Police Gazzetted and Non Gazzetted officers), 20 male officers and 20 public members. The study also aims at understanding the women police from a sociological point of view by looking at their backgrounds, intent to join the police force and their perception of the current state of women in police The method used is the questionnaire method followed by interview of the candidates. The results show that there is a prevailing gender bias against the women with regards to their job, status, function and role and the bias exists in the perception of the female officers, male officers as well as the society .The study also make recommendations to overcome this gender difference.
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Suvarna Joshi @ suvarnajoshi93@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.101/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.101

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015

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