Research into the criminal justice experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people has grown significantly in recent years, particularly under the label of ‘Queer Criminology’. Criminologists and criminal justice scholars are increasingly responding to the historical exclusion of LGBTQ+ people and their lack of representation in criminal justice studies and policies.
This series explores LGBTQ+ issues in relation to crime, criminology, and criminal justice, including: LGBTQ+ victimisation and offending; theoretical and conceptual developments required to ensure criminology better represents LGBTQ+ people; and studies into the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in relation to criminal justice agents, institutions, and practices.
Queering Criminology and Criminal Justice will serve as a focal point around which the field of queer criminology can develop and will allow for a diverse array of researchers globally (including those from the global South) to discuss a variety of criminological topics. It also aims to reinforce the importance of queer and intersectional critiques to criminology more broadly and act as a point of reference for criminologists outside of queer criminology, as well as criminal justice agents/LGBTQ+ service providers seeking to develop more inclusive, representative, and diverse understandings and practices.
We welcome book proposals that address any of these issues, or related topics, for an inclusive and interdisciplinary series. Please contact the Editor, Lydia de Cruz ([email protected]) to submit proposals.
By Meredith Worthen
November 30, 2023
Interrogating the Use of LGBTQ Slurs: Still Smearing the Queer? provides a critical exploration of LGBTQ slurs through its innovative focus on hetero-cis-normativity and Norm-Centered Stigma Theory (NCST), the first-ever testable theory about stigma. Based on research with more than 3,000 ...
By Emma K. Russell
August 27, 2019
Despite ongoing challenges to the criminalisation and surveillance of queer lives, police leaders are now promoted as allies and defenders of LGBT rights. However, in this book, Emma K. Russell argues that the surface inclusion of select LGBT identities in the protective aspirations of the law...