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Queer criminology


Dwyer, AE, Queer criminology, Women, Crime and Justice in Context: Contemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand, Routledge, F Gilmore and A Gibbs (ed), New Zealand, pp. 180-193. ISBN 9780367321437 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter explores the intersection between the concepts of queer and criminology in relation to the discipline of criminology broadly, and more specifically in relation to the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer women in criminal processing systems (including policing and prisons) in Australia and New Zealand. The chapter contextualises this discussion by drawing on the historical policing and punishment experiences of these women, and how queer social movements have influenced how these women experience criminal processing systems. The chapter will then introduce readers to queer criminological theories and demonstrate their importance using local case studies and research. This discussion will point up the central importance of queer criminology for enabling people to challenge the heteronormative and cisnormative structures embedded within Australian and New Zealand criminal processing systems.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:queer criminology, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, women, policing, courts, sentencing, incarceration, reintegration, Australia, New Zealand
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Critical approaches to crime
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Dwyer, AE (Associate Professor Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:147385
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-10-29
Last Modified:2022-10-04
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