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Our research focuses on the criminal victimization of policewomen by other police officers. The data derive from a larger nationwide study on police crime, or cases in which police officers have been arrested for the perpetration of one or more criminal offenses. The current study identifies cases involving policewomen who are victims of police-perpetrated sexual harassment, official misconduct, stalking, indecent exposure, simple and aggravated assault, and rape. The specific goals of the research are three-fold: (1) explore the nature and character of police crimes perpetrated against policewomen, (2) describe cases of police crime perpetrated against policewomen that specifically involve some form of sexual violence, and (3) compare cases of police crime perpetrated against male and female police victims. Findings demonstrate the differential criminal victimization of policewoman, particularly in terms of cases involving police sexual violence (PSV) and officer-involved domestic violence (OIDV).

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Policing following peer review. The version of record--Philip Matthew Stinson, John Liederbach, Chloe Ann Wentzlof, Jordan M Parker, A Study of the Criminal Victimization of Policewomen by Other Police Officers, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Volume 18, 2024, paad096--is available online at

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Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice






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