Learning Objectives

  • Discuss police culture
  • Review the history and workplace experiences of women in American policing.
  • Recognize how American police agencies have become more racially/ethnically diverse over time.
  • Discuss the workplace experiences of police officers based on their sexual orientation.
  • Explore differences in the treatment of police officers based on some combination (intersectionality) of their gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
  • Examine how changes in police personnel have altered the police culture.