Minorities in Law Enforcement

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Minorities in Law Enforcement
Christina Moore
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November 01, 2013
Jeffrey Scott

Minorities in Law Enforcement
Throughout the history of policing the roles of women and minorities has been limited. [ Some roles of women and minorities throughout policing history include not being able to work a beat, not being able to be selected for higher ranking, Where there was a community made up of primarily minorities such as a Hispanic neighborhood more Hispanic police officers would patrol in that area and where there were more African Americans in a neighborhood that is where African Americans would patrol.
In the Past: Subjugated to a lesser status than men, paid less for equal work, unequally represented in governments and as CEOs. In the Present: They are rocking and still third world countries women are yet to be developed. This is possible only through education.
In US policing there is typically a state police force, but crimes are usually handled by local police forces which usually only cover a few municipalities. National agencies, such as the FBI, only have jurisdiction over federal crimes or those with an interstate component. Funding by different levels of government determines jurisdiction.
Sheer size: the smaller size of a woman allows for better use of cover and concealment.. Women have better vision in low light, better peripheral vision and better hearing. [ They can hear a broader range of sound frequencies and tones in the human voice. Women are better at multitasking; however, we have to watch out that we don't do three things with mediocre skill rather than one thing well. Men have a bigger brain.

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