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


ISBN13: 9781137496973
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £68.00



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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.

Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Setting the Context: Definitions and Terminology.
Chapter 3. Legislation: The Journey Towards Equality for LGBT People.
Chapter 4. LGBT people as Victims of Crime.
Chapter 5. LGBT People as Offenders.
Chapter 6. Key Agencies of the Criminal justice system.
Chapter 7. Transgendered People in the Criminal Justice System.
Chapter 8. Domestic Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships.
Chapter 9. International Perspectives.
Chapter 10. Learning From Others: The Development of Good Practice.