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Queer cops in Queensland : exploring LGBT narrative histories in the Queensland Police Service

Hayes, Sharon L. & Dwyer, Angela E. (2011) Queer cops in Queensland : exploring LGBT narrative histories in the Queensland Police Service. In Scherer, Burkhard & Ball, Matthew J. (Eds.) Queering Paradigms II : Interrogating Agendas. Peter Lang Publishing Group, Oxford, pp. 277-293.

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    Abstract

    This chapter reports on a narrative project recording the experiences of LGBT former and current police officers in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Australia. It begins by examining the historical and research contexts of LGBT police officers, followed by a discussion of the methodology employed for the project. The chapter then examines and analyzes key themes emerging from the data about coming out, macho police culture, and the double life syndrome often experienced by LGBT police officers. Finally, it suggests that further research might uncover a more widespread application of these findings.

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    ID Code: 41143
    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Keywords: lesbian gay bisexual transgender intersex LGBTI, police, narrative history, experiences, coming out, masculinity, double life
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
    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 Peter Lang Publishing Group
    Deposited On: 12 Apr 2011 08:27
    Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 05:19

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