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The Resource Women in blue : 16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more, Cheryl Mullenbach

Women in blue : 16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more, Cheryl Mullenbach

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Women in blue : 16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more
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Women in blue
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16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more
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Cheryl Mullenbach
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eng
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  • Gr 8 Up—This latest edition to the series celebrates 16 women who achieved some of the "firsts" in law enforcement, from Sadie Likens, Denver's first "jail matron," to Ethel and Marlo McGuire, the FBI's first mother-daughter duo. Mullenbach offers frank and honest stories of the personal sacrifices made by these women as they achieved their professional goals. None of these individuals are familiar household names, but they were all well respected by their supervisors and colleagues, and some are still active in their respective jurisdictions. Through personal quotes and interviews, the subjects share their most notorious cases. The book is arranged in six parts (such as "Breaking into Jail: The Early Matrons" and "'Copettes' No Longer: Policewomen"), and each one includes a short introduction to the topic and stories about the individual women. Informative sidebars discuss other female law enforcement pioneers but break the pages awkwardly, making it difficult for readers to follow the main entry. The author acknowledges that some material may not be appropriate for younger students and recommends adult guidance. Substantial notes, a bibliography, and additional resources will aid in future research. VERDICT Recommended for libraries that own other books in the series or where there is a demand for materials highlighting the accomplishments of women in professions that were previously open only to men.—Anne Jung-Mathews, Plymouth State University, NH --Anne Jung-Mathews (Reviewed 03/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 3, p177)
  • Featuring black-and-white photographs throughout, this addition to the Women of Action series traces the history of women in law enforcement. Moving chronologically from the 19th century to the present, Mullenbach assembles 16 biographies of women, including Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962), whose interest in miniatures, science, and crime investigation led her to create dioramas of murder scenes that helped detectives hone their skills; and Isabella Goodwin (1865–1943), who spent 30 years with the New York City Police Department. In a more contemporary profile, Mullenbach draws from email interviews with Italian-born Cristina Pino, who pursued a career in forensics in the U.S. (and currently works in Torrance, Calif.). It’s an enlightening examination of a little-explored subject, offering both a historical resource and current insights into the profession. Ages 12–up. (May)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 05/16/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 20, p)
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collective biography
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10489551
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Mullenbach, Cheryl
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363.2092/520973
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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bibliography
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True
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Women of action
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  • Policewomen
  • Law enforcement
  • Law enforcement
  • Policewomen
  • United States
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16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more
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Women in blue : 16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more, Cheryl Mullenbach
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1578389
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23 cm.
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First edition.
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ix, 229 pages
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9781613734223
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2015032406
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781613734223
  • (OCoLC)920683298
Label
Women in blue : 16 brave officers, forensics experts, police chiefs, and more, Cheryl Mullenbach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578389
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 229 pages
Isbn
9781613734223
Lccn
2015032406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613734223
  • (OCoLC)920683298

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