Learning Objectives

  • An overview of the broad movement towards developing diversity in society.
  • A critical review of the rationale for gender representation in organizations, with particular attention to the business case, the case of difference and social justice.
  • An insight into the call for gender diversity within the police service and the legal profession.
  • A framework for understanding the gendered nature of organizations through an analysis of Acker’s (1990) gendered organization theory.
  • An overview of the gendered nature of policing (tasks, identities and culture).
  • An overview of the gendered nature of the judiciary (selection processes, Feminist Judgement Project).