By Dana Peterson, Vanessa R. Panfil
Contemporary students have all started to discover non-normative sexual orientation, gender id, and gender expression in a turning out to be victimization literature, yet little or no study is concentrated on LGBTQ groups’ styles of offending (beyond intercourse paintings) and their stories with police, the courts, and correctional associations. This guide, the 1st of its sort in Criminology and legal Justice, will holiday new floor via providing a radical therapy of all of those under-explored matters in a single interdisciplinary quantity that includes present empirical work.
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Second, some feminist perspectives have articulated a need to deconstruct a heterosexist social order that subordinates LGBTQ people (Collier 1998; Messerschmidt 1993). Although perceptive, these calls have remained at a highly abstract level and invite more detailed consideration. In the 1990s, a new trend in feminist criminology emerged that focused on the role of men and their performance of masculinity in offending (Collier 1998; Messerschmidt 1993). As Messerschmidt (1993, p. ’’ Although this area of criminology has provided meaningful insight into how gender norms are socially constructed, it has largely focused on deconstructing the ‘‘heterosexual male’’ offender.
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This lack of engagement raises concerns about whether existing criminological methods and theories apply to the experiences of LGBTQ people today, and whether queer criminologists can and should modify them to address sexual orientation and gender identity. It also raises key questions about the role of queer theories—which have been virtually excluded from criminological theories—to inform those modifications and to create new criminological frameworks. These themes parallel prior and ongoing discussions among feminist scholars about the propriety of working within existing criminological frameworks to provide a complete understanding of the relationship between gender and crime (Cain 1990).
Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice by Dana Peterson, Vanessa R. Panfil