Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)


This chapter concludes the book, drawing together the variety of arguments developed throughout. It also charts future directions for the field, by suggesting that queer criminology can be understood as an ethical task devoted to ensuring that queer lives are made more ‘liveable’. It argues that doing so will help to ensure that the directions for queer criminology outlined in the book can help most effectively to address and respond to the real injustices encountered by queer people.


Queer Criminology Ethical Task Queer Life Southern Criminology Queer Scholars 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of JusticeQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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