Highlighting existing research on LGBT offending patterns beyond the sex industry, and their experiences with police, the courts, and correctional institutions, this study provides interdisciplinary coverage and promising avenues for future research.
Contemporary scholars have begun to explore non-normative sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in a growing victimization literature, but very little research is focused on LGBTQ communities' patterns of offending (beyond sex work) and their experiences with police, the courts, and correctional institutions. This Handbook, the first of its kind in Criminology and Criminal Justice, will break new ground by presenting a thorough treatment of all of these under-explored issues in one interdisciplinary volume that features current empirical work.
Section 1: Introduction and Overview.- Introduction.- 'Queering' Criminology and the State of the Field.- Section 2: Crime, Victimization, and LGBTQ Communities.- Prevalence and Incidence of Anti-Gay Hate Crime and Harassment.- Bullying and Suicide Risk.- Gay Gang-and Crime-Involved Men's Responses to Anti-Gay Harassment and Threats of Violence.- Sri Lankan Nachchi Sex Workers' Experiences and Responses to Discrimination.- Same-Sex Domestic Violence.- Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Street Harassment.- Section 3: The Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems and LGBTQ Communities.- Police Relationships with LGBTQ Populations.- Police Abuses Against Transgender Sex Workers.- Gays and Lesbians on Trial.- Courts, Corrections, and Individuals Who Are Transgender.- LGBTQ Youth and Adults in Juvenile and Adult Facilities.- Legislative Changes and Effects on LGBTQ Individuals.- Criminal Justice Responses to Lesbians and Gays in the Global Context.- Section 4: Crime, Public Health, and LGBTQ Communities.- Unprotected Sex in Sex Work.- The Nexus of Drug Use, Prostitution, and Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth and Adults.- Criminalization of HIV/AIDS Transmission.- Nexus of Crime and Health Issues.- Conclusion.
From the book reviews:
"The present work is apparently the first full-scale compilation in the realm of LGBT criminology and criminal justice. It contains 25 chapters by (principally US) criminologists who address a range of issues. ... students of crime and criminal justice who recognize the need to attend to LGBT dimensions of crime and criminal justice in their work will find this quite comprehensive volume an invaluable resource. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (D. O. Friedrichs, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)
Highlights existing research on LGBTQ Communities interactions with the Criminal Justice System, and provides directions for future research
Interdisciplinary coverage including qualitative and quantitative research
Explores practical issues with policy-implications, such as policing, juvenile justice, and correctional facilities