The feminization of the community corrections work force by Jo G. Holland gives a beautiful analysis of the feminization of the community corrections work force. Articles gives a thorough explanation of the hindrances women encounter when are part of the community corrections work team. The article includes the research that analyzed the challenges involved in the issue. Further, the challenges that are expected to be faced by women in the workforce in the future are also included. The article can well be called an all-exclusive study of an issue that is rarely covered in research studies.
Women, in their constant struggle for recognition, are blessed in the recent years with immense opportunities. Even though struggles and challenges accompanied their opportunities, they did certain find a new path of financial success. This article attempts to highlight the different aspects of female participation in the correctional system that is notorious for its male domination. Role of women is discussed in detail in the light of past trends and recent trends. The future influence of these trends in the correctional system and its workforce and employment is also analyzed for a better understanding. Further, author has gone an extra mile including the probabilities, data and statistics that would contribute to an improvement in the women’s scope for employment in the respective field. Future employment prospects for women in the correctional system are discussed in the article.
The issues mentioned in the article are the different internal and external hindrances that women are destined to encounter in the corrections department. These hindrances are sure to tamper the numerous career opportunities that prospective women expect to hold. These internal and external barriers in the employment field and work field of women are different from those faced by men in the same filed (Holland, 2008). This is the field that is historically favoring men. Women in the field face exclusion of every fashion and are never able to enhance their position unlike their male counterparts. The weaker sex had to face hostility that is displayed along the interactional level even. Gender segregation, discrimination, physical and sexual harassment are also not strange in this male-dominated department. The author of the article has made a wonderful attempt to cover the different issues in the field. This is a wonderful highlight of the dark sides of the issue. Women face unjust obstacles in the employment field that is supposed to be founded on real talent, knowledge and abilities. The author is trying to say through his inferences that the corrections work force system is a field of gender bias and segregation. The gender polarization and other disappointment of women in the correctional work field is discussed in the article.
The author of an article has taken a highly appreciable step bringing in different studies that analyzes the issue in study. The kind inclusion of those evidences enhances the originality of the inferences and conclusion. This gives the article the word of appreciation and positive review that it really deserves.
The author’s points and his conclusion are agreeable in my eyes. The strong implications he includes and the scrupulous study of different aspects of the problem makes readers agree to his points. Further I am impressed with the historical context in which the facts are presented. The male domination, the real challenges faced by women, and the growing opportunities in the field are presented in a historic context. For example, the male-dominated nature of the clientele and the workforce is discussed from the historic context so that the evolution of gender segregation and gender polarization is well understood. This very presentation makes me agree to the author’s points.