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


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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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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