Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

Joey L. Mogul Andrea J. Ritchie Kay Whitlock
4.2/5 (636 ratings)
A groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system, and winner of the 2011 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
 
Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal lesbians," "disease spreaders," and "deceptive gender benders"--to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities. A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer Justice illuminates and challenges the many ways in which queer lives are criminalized, policed, and punished. 
Language
English
Pages
216
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Beacon Press
Release
February 15, 2011
ISBN
0807051160
ISBN 13
9780807051160

Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

Joey L. Mogul Andrea J. Ritchie Kay Whitlock
4.2/5 (636 ratings)
A groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system, and winner of the 2011 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
 
Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal lesbians," "disease spreaders," and "deceptive gender benders"--to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities. A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer Justice illuminates and challenges the many ways in which queer lives are criminalized, policed, and punished. 
Language
English
Pages
216
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Beacon Press
Release
February 15, 2011
ISBN
0807051160
ISBN 13
9780807051160