Learning Objectives

  • A discussion of the differential employment of men and women in the criminal justice sector.
  • An evaluation of the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of gendered patterns of employment.
  • An analysis of gender-based discrimination in the criminal justice system.
  • A critical assessment of the impact of heterosexist and hegemonic masculinities on the policing functions of police officers and private security workers.
  • An initial explanation of the influence of power on the gendered dynamics of work in the criminal justice sector. It is shown that power weakens the influence of human rights-based values, thus perpetuating gendered patterns of inequality.