Journal article

Policing youth and queerness: the experiences and perceptions of young LGBTQ people from regional Victoria

Bianca Fileborn

Current Issues in Criminal Justice | The University of Sydney | Published : 2019

Abstract

Historically, police and the criminal justice system more broadly played a role in the policing of queer identity and the construction of queer communities as ‘deviant’. Emerging queer criminological scholarship has documented the extent to which this historical context (at least within the Global North) continues to shape interactions between police and LGBTQ+ communities, with these relationships sometimes marked by distrust and hostility, though positive changes are also evident. However, the majority of research to date has focused on the experiences of adult members of queer communities living in urban locations. As such, this project sought to examine the experiences of young queer peo..

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