Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)


This chapter provides an introduction to the book and a general overview of the key themes discussed throughout. It establishes the need for a queer criminology, canvasses the existing research, and critically examines the ways in which queer work has been utilised in criminology and criminal justice studies to this point. It argues that there is significant scope within queer criminology for a greater engagement with the critical, disruptive, and deconstructive aspects of queer scholarship and politics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of JusticeQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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