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


SKU: 9780807051153 Category:
Author: Mogul, Joey Ritchie, Andrea Whitlock, Kay
Publication Date: 01/24/2012
Publisher: Beacon Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Winner of the 2011 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer (In)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, they prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities.