Women as Police Officers:
How Profession is Chosen
bachelor of public administration, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia email@example.com
This article uses the results of the project «Local police officer in the system of relations with the local community: analysis of role models» supported by «Khamovniki» Fund and was prepared within the framework of the Academic Fund Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in 2018–2019 (grant № 18-05-0049) and by the Russian Academic Excellence Project «5–100».
The article deals with the choice of profession by female police officers. The analysis of data collected in 2016 during 4 semi-structured group interviews with a total number of 21 police officers in Volgogradskaya oblast helps us to assume that women come to the police service because of relatively high salaries, job stability, fringe benefits and the prestige of the profession. In contrast to previous works on this topic, we have identified the importance of family influence: the choice of police work often occurs as a continuation of the family dynasty of police or government officials. The results we have obtained can be used to increase the level of job satisfaction of female police officers as it depends on the factors of the choice of profession.
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