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Criminology for Queers? Charting a Space for Queer Communities in Criminology

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Abstract

This chapter considers the ways in which queer criminological scholarship can learn from and contribute to feminist and counter-colonial criminologies. These existing critical criminologies have pushed against criminology in the interests of a group of people who have experienced injustice, and their experiences can be instructive in the development of queer criminology. The chapter explores key debates and commonalities across these criminologies, and concludes by pointing to some of the intersections that are possible between them, particularly the ways that queer criminology can help feminist criminologies avoid being framed by cisgender assumptions, and the ways that queer criminology can be decolonised. Doing so will help make queer criminology more reflexive and intersectional.

Keywords

Criminal Justice Indigenous People Critical Criminology Epistemological Assumption Settler Colonialism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of JusticeQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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