Visibly invisible : Policing queer young people as a research gap
Dwyer, Angela (2007) Visibly invisible : Policing queer young people as a research gap. In Curtis, Bruce (Ed.) Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons, TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference, December, Auckland, New Zealand.
This paper argues that queer young people occupy an ironic position in public space that requires further empirical attention in relation to policing. The paper suggests that queer young people are visibly invisible: they are visible in their youthfulness, a characteristic that research shows is generally over-policed in wider public space; and they are invisible in their queerness, a characteristic that renders these communities invisible not only in wider legal discourse but also in policing practices more specifically. Interestingly, to this point the question of how sexual orientation mediates policing relationships is yet to be addressed in criminological research. There has been some international research examining queer young peoples’ experiences in the criminal justice system more broadly but these issues have yet to be made the subject of research in Australia. Given their position as visibly invisible, and the wealth of research indicating that diverse groups of young people are over-policed, this paper represents a ‘call-for-research’ on these issues in an Australian context.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, questioning, young people, youth, police, policing, literature, visible, invisible, irony, public space, over, policing, under, policing, law and order, discourse, sexuality, sexual orientation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 (please consult author)|
|Copyright Statement:||Copyright remains with the author|
|Deposited On:||19 Dec 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:54|
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