Women on Duty: A History of the First Female Police Force

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A monumental event in the history of female emancipation occurred in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 27 November 1914: the first female police officers went on duty. The government's decision to Employ the Women Police Volunteers was an outcome of the wider push for female liberation, with the Suffragette Movement at its heart. In the years leading up to the First World War, crimes involving women such as prostitution and drug abuse were on the increase; sexual prejudice and social constraints meant that the traditional male ...

Women on Duty: A History of the First Female Police Force 2014, Fonthill Media, Toadsmoor Road

ISBN-13: 9781781553626

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