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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People (LGBT) and the Criminal Justice System

Authors: Knight, Charlotte, Wilson, Kath

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This book explores the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities as victims, offenders and staff within the criminal justice system. It draws on both emerging and existing LGBT research and campaigns to identify and explore issues relevant to the criminal justice system, including: agencies of the criminal justice system, victimisation, domestic violence and abuse, transgender experiences, LGBT people as offenders, international perspectives and the personal experiences of LGBT people.

Charlotte Knight and Kath Wilson trace the legislative journey toward equal treatment before and after the Wolfenden Report. They consider why, for example, lesbians are over represented on death row in the US, how the prosecution characterises them and what part homophobia might play in offending and in sentencing. They raise important questions about the causes of, and responses to, same-sex domestic violence and abuse and how the system delivers justice to trans people. Sodomy laws and the treatment of LGBT people worldwide are also considered and models of good practice are offered. Their insights will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers and scholars of the criminal justice system, particularly those concerned with the rights of LGBT communities.

About the authors

Charlotte Knight is an Associate Researcher at De Montfort University, UK. She established the Division of Community and Criminal Justice, which delivers probation and police programmes, and applied criminology degrees. Research interests include emotional literacy, diversity, probation curricula and evaluation practice in Europe. She has published Emotional Literacy in Criminal Justice (2014).

Kath Wilson is a Senior Lecturer and leads the probation programme at De Montfort University, UK. Previously a probation officer, she teaches mainly around issues of values, diversity and offender management within the criminal justice system, particularly in relation to probation and policing.

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“This really is an excellent overview of how the criminal justice system impacts on LGBTI lives. Clearly written, well referenced and informed by a concern with ‘lived experience’, it can be read with profit by lawyers, probation officers, police and others, students of all these professions and indeed by LGBTI people and others interested in progressive change in society.” (Brian Dempsey, SCOLAG, March, 2017) 

“The authors retrace the evolution of legislation regarding LGBT people, through to the right to same-sex marriage in 2014 – but also deal with the controversies which bring about, within LGBT communities, the struggle to obtain these rights which takes precedence at the expense of other issues.” (Translated from French, Gwénola Ricordeau, Champ Pénal, Penal field, Vol. 13, 2016)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49698-0
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49697-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People (LGBT) and the Criminal Justice System
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49698-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49698-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49697-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 272
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