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Women in the Hong Kong Police Force

Organizational Culture, Gender and Colonial Policing

  • Annie Hau-Nung Chan
  • Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 1-38
  3. Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 39-72
  4. Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 73-132
  5. Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 133-202
  6. Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 203-246
  7. Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 247-275
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-298

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  • Annie Hau-Nung Chan
    • 1
  • Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    • 2
  1. 1.Lingnan UniversityHong KongSwitzerland
  2. 2.Hong Kong Education UniversityHong KongSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95281-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95280-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95281-6
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