Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People (LGBT) and the Criminal Justice System, 1st Edition

  • Charlotte Knight
  • Kath Wilson
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137496983
  • ISBN-13: 9781137496980
  • DDC: 364.086
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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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: criminal justice agencies, victimization, domestic violence and abuse, transgender experiences, LGBT people as offenders, international perspectives, and personal experiences of LGBT people. The authors trace the legislative journey toward equal treatment before and after the Wolfenden Report. They consider the over representation of lesbians on death row in the US, how the prosecution characterizes them and how homophobia affects offending and sentencing. They raise important questions about same-sex domestic violence and abuse and how the system delivers justice to trans people; consider sodomy laws and treatment of LGBT people worldwide; and offer models of good practice.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Setting the Context: Definitions and Terminology.
3: Legislation: The Journey Towards Equality for LGBT People.
4: LGBT People as Victims of Crime.
5: LGBT People as Offenders within the Criminal Justice System.
6: Key Agencies of the Criminal Justice System.
7: Transgendered People in the Criminal Justice System.
8: Domestic Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships.
9: International Perspectives on the Rights and Criminalisation of LGBT People.
10: Learning from Others: The Development of Good Practice.