SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 14-4

The Sexualized Work Environment:  A Look At Women Jail Officers
Description: Corrections officer stabbed ahead of Pope visit

Abstract: This article examines the nature of a sexualized work environment and adjustment strategies of female deputy sheriffs working in four county jails and three local adult detention centers. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 108 women deputies. The findings suggest that women experience various problems stemming from sexism and sexual harassment by their male coworkers. The impact of and response to these work problems are explored.