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Queer cops in Queensland : exploring LGBT narrative histories in the Queensland Police Service

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Hayes, S and Dwyer, AE, Queer cops in Queensland : exploring LGBT narrative histories in the Queensland Police Service, Queering Paradigms II : Interrogating Agendas, Peter Lang, Scherer, Burkhard and Ball, Matthew J. (ed), Oxford, pp. 277-293. ISBN 978-3-0343-0295-1 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Abstract

This chapter reports on a narrative project recording the experiences of LGBT former and current police officers in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Australia. It begins by examining the historical and research contexts of LGBT police officers, followed by a discussion of the methodology employed for the project. The chapter then examines and analyzes key themes emerging from the data about coming out, macho police culture, and the double life syndrome often experienced by LGBT police officers. Finally, it suggests that further research might uncover a more widespread application of these findings.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:lesbian gay bisexual transgender intersex LGBTI, police, narrative history, experiences, coming out, masculinity, double life
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Law Enforcement
Author:Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:107070
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-03
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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