Faculty Book: Roddrick A. Colvin

Roddrick A. Colvin

Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing
(Lynne Rienner, 2012)

Surveying more than three hundred police officers and drawing on the literature from criminal justice, sociology, and public administration, Colvin assesses the impact of lesbian and gay police officers on law enforcement in the United States and the UK and looks at the policies that enable a diverse work environment. He tracks the evolution of police agencies toward being more “gay friendly,” both as employers and as service providers, and provides insights into the day-to-day barriers and opportunities that lesbian and gay officers experience within organizations that traditionally have been hostile to them. Integrating quantitative and qualitative research, he demonstrates that police agencies can best fulfill their missions when they are representative of the communities they serve. Roddrick A. Colvin (Assoc. Prof., John Jay) is on the doctoral faculty in criminal justice.

The first chapter is available at https://www.rienner.com/title/Gay_and_Lesbian_Cops_Diversity_and_Effective_Policing

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Submitted on: MAR 6, 2012

Category: Criminal Justice | Faculty Books