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Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia

Women in the Hong Kong Police Force

Organizational Culture, Gender and Colonial Policing

Authors: Chan, Annie Hau-Nung, Ho, Lawrence Ka-Ki

  • Explores the political context, social dynamics and ramifications of change to policing in HK
  • Includes interviews with over sixty retired and serving officers
  • Provides innovative and inter-disciplinary research across criminology, history and sociology
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Annie Hau-nung Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. 
Dr Lawrence Ka-ki Ho is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at The Education University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Criminology, the University of Hong Kong. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chan, Annie Hau-Nung (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • The Early Years

    Chan, Annie Hau-Nung (et al.)

    Pages 39-72

  • Integration and Equal Pay: Equal but Not the Same

    Chan, Annie Hau-Nung (et al.)

    Pages 73-132

  • Continuity and Change Through the 1980s and 1990s

    Chan, Annie Hau-Nung (et al.)

    Pages 133-202

  • New Millennium, New Direction?

    Chan, Annie Hau-Nung (et al.)

    Pages 203-246

Buy this book

eBook £89.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95281-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £112.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: December 28, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95280-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in the Hong Kong Police Force
Book Subtitle
Organizational Culture, Gender and Colonial Policing
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95281-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95281-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95280-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 298
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