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There is no relationship : service provider staff on how LGBT young people experience policing


Dwyer, AE and Hotten, J, There is no relationship : service provider staff on how LGBT young people experience policing, The Future of Sociology, TASA Refereed Conference Proceedings 2009, 1-4 December, 2009, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-0-646-52501-3 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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There has been an extended engagement with how young people experience policing, with a focus on the intersection between policing and indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, and social class. Interestingly, sexuality and/or gender diversity has been almost completely overlooked, both nationally and internationally. This paper reports on LGBT youth service providers’ accounts about police and LGBT young people interactions. It overviews the outcomes of semi-structured interviews with key LGBT youth service providers in different regions of Brisbane, Queensland. As the first qualitative engagement with these issues from the perspective of service providers, it highlights not only how LGBT young people experience policing, but also how service providers need to ‘work the system’ of policing to produce the best outcomes for LGBT young people.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:service providers, LGBT youth, policing, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, support staff
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:106058
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-27
Last Modified:2016-02-16

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