12mo, 356 pages, not illustrated. Page edges browned. Seller Inventory # 005268
Synopsis: The British police force remains an overridingly white and male institution. Yet in times of crisis it is to this police force that women must look for protection or redress. This book takes a look at many areas of policing in relation to women in Britain and Northern Ireland today. It includes contributions from women personally affected and those working in a wide range of fields: feminist and anti-racist campaigns and support services, the peace movement, local government police monitoring, as well as lawyers and feminist researchers. What happens when girls and women seek police help in cases of rape, child abuse, domestic and racial violence? What about those who are subjected to unwanted police attention, which could often be labelled harassment - as political activists, lesbians, black women, Irish and Greenham women, as women coming up against the immigration law or the Mental Health Act, or women working as prostitutes? The final section examines closely who the police actually are and considers the changing balance of police powers in the light of recent legislation.
Title: The Boys in Blue : Women's Challenge to the ...
Publisher: Virago Press, Limited, London
Publication Date: 1989
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 072509
Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Clear library cover stapled to book front and rear. Library stamps and labels. Crisp and tight but yellowed pages. Seller Inventory # 1487
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very good+. First edition. Light sunning to cover. Seller Inventory # 3902