When considering women's impact on the history of policing, it is necessary to address the limited opportunities in the field for women. For most of U.S. history, women were tasked with the maintenance of the household. Women, serving as the primary caretakers of most households, were considered subservient to men despite their disproportionate contributions to the preservation of the family unit. Prospects for employment outside the household were bleak, thereby confining women to the private sphere. The social roles fulfilled, and broken, ...

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