1st Edition

Queer Victimology Understanding the Victim Experience

    198 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    198 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a much-needed focus on the victimization experiences of those within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. With original research and scholarly work relating to victimization, supplemented by stories and poems detailing firsthand accounts by people in LGBTQIA communities, the volume editors shine a light on the experiences of those who have been harmed or who have suffered because of who they are.

    Allowing the reader to gain a deeper understanding of Queer victimization and LGBTQIA victims, the volume delves into how and why people are victimized, as well as how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other. The creative pieces included give a direct voice to those who have most often been silenced in the past.

    Queer Victimology is essential reading for scholars and students in the areas of criminology, victimology, sociology, gender studies, education, counseling, and/or psychology as well as anyone engaged with Queer, critical, and feminist criminologies, gender studies, diversity, and criminal justice.

    Section One: Queer Victimology and Types of Victimization

    1. Taking Stock of Queer Victimology
    Emily Lenning and Sara Brightman

    2. A Cautionary Tale
    Rahul Sinha Roy

    3. LGBTQA+ Hate Crime Victimization
    Zachary T. Malcom and Kristin M. Lloyd

    4. LGBTIQ Hate, Harassment, and Abuse Online
    Luke Hubbard and Rachel Keighley

    5. The Consequences of Polyvictimization Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
    Shanna Felix, Andia M. Azimi, and Dana L. Radatz

    6. Sexual Consent, Sexual Coercion, and Victimization within the LGBTQA+ Community
    Brooke A de Heer

    7. Intimate Partner Violence within the LGBTQ+ Community: Prevalence, Unique Experiences, and Critical Needs
    Danielle C. Slakoff and Stacie Merken

    8. The Limitations of a Statue
    Jane E. Palmer

    Section Two: Queer Victimology and Queer Identities

    9. Victimization among Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: Research Poems on Family, Religion, Identity, and Resilience
    Megan S. Paceley, Rey Flores, Isaac Sanders, Emera Greenwood, Patricia Sattler,
    and Jacob Goffnett

    10. Indigenous Victimization and the Colonized Rainbow
    Sheena L. Gilbert and Karen Z. Armenta Rojas

    11. Framing Bi+ Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of Monosexism and Bi+ Stigmas
    Casey D. Xavier Hall, Jessie Miller, and Lauren Brittany Beach

    12. Queer Victims of Violence and Butch, Femme, Bear, and Twink Identities: An Empirical Test of Norm-Centered Stigma Theory
    Meredith G.F. Worthen

    13. Police Do Not Protect Us, and Other Lessons I learned As a Queer Victim
    Allyn Walker

    Section Three: Queer Victimology and Queer Victimization in the System

    14. Queer Invisibility: LGBTQA+ Victimization in Carceral Settings
    Susana Avalos and Breanna Boppre

    15. What About Us?: The Omission of Queer Experiences in Criminology and Criminal Justice Curricula
    Alessandra Early and Brian E. Rainey

    16. Bad Blood: Media’s Role in Blaming the Queer Community for HIV/AIDS
    Jack M. Mills, Caroline A. Mooney, and Kyle G. Knapp

    17. You Are Entitled to a Strange and Wonderful Queer Future
    Vanessa R. Panfil


    Shelly Clevenger is Chair of the new Department of Victim Studies at Sam Houston State University. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    Shamika Kelley is a forensic DNA expert who provides reports, technical reviews, and expert testimony in criminal cases, and implements a structured research agenda focusing on the needs of crime victims and criminal justice stakeholders to enhance victim support and case processing.

    Kathleen Ratajczak is an assistant professor in the Department of Victim Studies at Sam Houston State University.

    'This volume brings together some of the most significant work on the diverse victimization experiences of queer people by leading researchers in the field. It is an essential resource for academics and students; practitioners, advocates, and policy makers; legal, social service, and health care professionals; and anyone who wishes to understand victimology through an intersectional lens.'

    Claire M. Renzetti, Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair for Studies of Violence Against Women and Professor of Sociology, University of Kentucky