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Researchers share actionable document on women in law enforcement during the pandemic

February 15, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Photo credit: Wilfrid Laurier University

Feb. 15, 2022, Ontario – In June 2020, inspired by the Canadian government’s call for research on the impacts of COVID-19, researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University partnered with the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) to provide a gendered analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 by examining whether, how, and to what extent COVID-19 has exacerbated the challenges, complexities, and inequalities – both at work and at home – experienced by women in law enforcement.

This study employed two data collection methods including quantitative/qualitative surveys via Qualtrics (phase 1) and in-depth interviews via Microsoft Teams (phase 2) to: (1) understand how COVID-19 impacted the experiences of women in law enforcement at work and, by extension, how working during COVID-19 has impacted their experiences at home and (2) assess how law enforcement services responded to COVID-19, and the impact of these responses on the experiences of women in law enforcement.

In light of their findings, the researchers have made five recommendations for law enforcement organizations.


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