Recently Published: “Queering Criminology”

Queering Criminology

“Queering Criminology”, co-edited by QUT’s Dr Angela Dwyer and Dr Matthew Ball, along with Associate Professor Thomas Crofts from the University of Sydney, has been published and is now available.

The book draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions that develop the growing scholarship being produced at the intersection of ‘queer’ and ‘criminology’.

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Evaluation of the crime prevention and community safety impacts of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) in Queensland

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In 2013, the Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) provided funding for researchers from QUT’s Crime and Justice Research Centre to undertake an evaluation of the crime prevention and community safety impacts of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) in Queensland. The researchers – Dr Cassandra Cross, Dr Angela Dwyer and Dr Kelly Richards – drew on their combined experience researching policing, young people and communities to conduct the research. Read more

What stops LGBTI people from accessing LGBTI police liaison officers?

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Dr Angela Dwyer and Dr Matthew Ball, from the QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre, with Dr Christine Bond from Griffith University, recently conducted a workshop with the NSW Police Force (at the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn, NSW) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS Headquarters Roma Street, QLD) about their completed research project on LGBTI police liaison officers. The project, conducted with researchers from Sydney Law School, Dr Murray Lee and Dr Thomas Crofts, examined the reasons why LGBTI people did not seek support from LGBTI police liaison officers across Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia.

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Recently Published: “Human rights, policing and LGBT young people”

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QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre criminologist Dr Angela Dwyer recently published an article on her research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people and their experiences of policing in Queensland, Australia. The article, ‘Teaching young queers a lesson: how police teach lessons about non-heteronormativity in public spaces’, examines the difficulties these young people can experience when they are interacting with police officers in public spaces.

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Upcoming Publication: “Queering Criminology”

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Dr Angela Dwyer and Dr Matthew Ball from QUT’s School of Justice have recently co-edited a book titled “Queering Criminology”, which is due for publication later this year. The book draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions that develop the growing scholarship being produced at the intersection of ‘queer’ and ‘criminology’.

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Recently published: “Human Rights, Policing and LGBT Young People”

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QUT’s Crime and Justice Research Centre criminologists Dr Kelly Richards and Dr Ange Dwyer recently published their work in a special issue of the Australian Journal of Human Rights on ‘Policing and Human Rights’. Drawing on their combined expertise in the areas of youth justice, policing, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people, the article, ‘Unspeakably present: The (un)acknowledgment of diverse sexuality and gender human rights in Australian youth justice systems’, urges that the human rights of LGBT young people in contact with the justice system be kept on the agenda.

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