Women Policing Women: A Patrol Woman in Montreal in the 1910s

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Author/collaborator
Title
Women Policing Women: A Patrol Woman in Montreal in the 1910s
Abstract
Elizabeth Wand was one of four women hired by Montreal civic authorities in the last year of the First World War to patrol the city’s streets and deal with women criminals and moral offenders. The movement to hire female police officers was, in part, due to the lobbying efforts of the Montreal Local Council of Women, a mainly Protestant umbrella organization that was concerned with the well being of women and children in the city. The author explains that Wand expanded the meanings of crime, policing and discipline, and encountered resistance from male officers and judges, and from other police women as well.
Publication
Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/Revue de la Société historique du Canada
Volume
New Series Vol. 4
Pages
229-245
Date
1993
Language
en
Citation
Myers, Tamara. “Women Policing Women: A Patrol Woman in Montreal in the 1910s.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/Revue de la Société historique du Canada New Series Vol. 4 (1993): 229–245.
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