Queer Criminology (New Directions in Critical Criminology)

By | November 22, 2017
Queer Criminology (New Directions in Critical Criminology) Author Carrie Buist
ISBN-10 1138824372
ISBN-13 9781138824379
Year 2015-10-18
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Routledge
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Winner of the 2016 Book Award from the American Society of Criminology Division of Critical Criminology In this book Carrie L Buist and Emily Lenning reflect on the origins of Queer Criminology survey the foundational research and scholarship in this emerging field and offer suggestions for the future Covering topics such as the criminalization of queerness the policing of Queer communities Queer experiences in the courtroom and the correctional control of Queer people Queer Criminology synthesizes the work of criminologists journalists legal scholars non governmental organizations and others to illuminate the historical and contemporary context of the Queer experience Queer Criminology offers examples of the grave injustices that Queer people face around the world particularly in places such as Russia Kyrgyzstan England India Thailand Nigeria and the United States These injustices include but are not limited to selective enforcement coerced confessions disproportionate sentencing rape extortion denial of due process forced isolation corporal punishment and death By highlighting a pattern of discriminatory disproportionate and abusive treatment of Queer people by the criminal legal system this book demonstrates the importance of developing a criminology that critiques the heteronormative systems that serve to oppress Queer people around the world Buist and Lenning argue that criminology is incomplete without a thorough recognition and understanding of these Queer experiences Therefore Queer Criminology is a vital contribution to the growing body of literature exploring the Queer experience and should be considered a necessary tool for students scholars and practitioners alike who are seeking a more just criminal legal system

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