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Damaged goods: riskiness and LGBT young peoples’ interactions with police

Dwyer, Angela (2011) Damaged goods: riskiness and LGBT young peoples’ interactions with police. In Mason, Gail, Milivojevic, Sanja, & Lee, Murray (Eds.) Proceedings for the 2010 Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney Institute of Criminology, Sydney.

Abstract

For some time now, research has suggested lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people are ‘at-risk’ of victimisation and legally ‘risky’. Relatively few studies have examined how ‘risk factor’ research influences the everyday lives of LGBT young people. This paper reports how the experiences of police by 35 LGBT young people in Brisbane, Queensland reflected discourses about LGBT riskiness and how danger informed their interactions with police in public spaces. The participants specifically note how looking at-risk or looking risky affected their experiences of policing. The paper will conclude with recommendations for improved future policing practice.

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ID Code: 38877
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), young people, policing, risk, heteronormativity, queer
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
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 2011 please consult the author
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2011 11:55
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 00:59

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