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Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination. Recommendations for the Mexico City Police Department. My Linh Do, Bill Schmitt, Julia Styles, Hsiu-Ching Wang, Zach Wincek, and Amber Zeddies. Overview. Problem Definition Policy Goals Evaluative Criteria Status Quo Alternative Policy Measures

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Sexual harassment and gender discrimination

Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

Recommendations for the Mexico City Police Department

My Linh Do, Bill Schmitt, Julia Styles, Hsiu-Ching Wang, Zach Wincek, and Amber Zeddies


Overview
Overview

  • Problem Definition

  • Policy Goals

  • Evaluative Criteria

  • Status Quo

  • Alternative Policy Measures

  • Recommendations


Problem definition
Problem Definition

  • Inadequate measures to deal with sexual harassment and gender discrimination in MCPD


Policy goal

Reduce the incidence of sexual harassment and gender discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

Policy Goal


Evaluative criteria
Evaluative Criteria discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Effectiveness at achieving the goal

  • Cost

  • Overall benefits to the force

  • Feasibility

  • Time horizon


Status quo
Status Quo discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • 14% of officers in MCPD are women

  • Negative public perception of MCPD

  • MCPD is undergoing major reform

  • Sexual harassment and

    discrimination occur in

    many forms

  • Weak internal enforcement


Alternative policy measures
Alternative Policy Measures discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Professionalization

  • Strengthening existing enforcement mechanisms

  • External oversight

  • Sexual harassment and gender discrimination training

  • Support networks for women officers

  • Greater integration and promotion of women officers


Professionalization
Professionalization discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Improve training

  • Rigorous hiring standards

  • Code of ethics and professional conduct

  • Clearly defined paths to career advancement

  • Incentive systems to encourage excellence in public service


Strengthening existing mechanisms
Strengthening Existing Mechanisms discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Communicating policies

  • Reporting

  • Investigation

  • Enforcement

  • Discipline


External oversight
External Oversight discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Different forms of external oversight

  • Public accountability

  • Access to information

  • Effective means of revealing, investigating, and resolving complaints of police misconduct

  • Improved police image in

    the community


Sexual harassment and gender discrimination training
Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Training discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Training teaches supervisors and employees how to:

    • recognize negative effects of sexual harassment and discrimination

    • prevent their occurrence

    • enforce official policy

    • report violations


Support networks

Internal Mentoring discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

Professional development

Role of mentors

External Support Groups

Civil society organizations

Public institutions

Support Networks


Greater integration and promotion of women
Greater Integration and Promotion of Women discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Male-dominated profession of policing

  • Benefits of female officers

  • Targeted recruitment of female candidates

  • Equal opportunities

    for promotion


Evaluation
Evaluation discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department


Recommendations
Recommendations discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Three distinct stages:

    • Immediate measures

    • Medium-term policies

    • Long-term goals


Immediate measures
Immediate Measures discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Establish a policy

  • Promote the policy

  • Start a support network

  • Enhance external oversight


Medium term policies
Medium-Term Policies discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Train supervisors

  • Train the entire force

  • Start a mentorship program

  • Strengthen reporting and investigation mechanisms


Long term goals
Long-Term Goals discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department

  • Recruit and promote more women

  • Continue professionalization


Thank you for your attention questions

Thank you for your attention. discrimination within the Mexico City Police Department Questions?


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