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By Charlotte Knight, Kath Wilson

This ebook explores the reports of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and trans (LGBT) groups as sufferers, offenders and employees in the felony justice procedure. It attracts on either rising and current LGBT learn and campaigns to spot and discover concerns suitable to the legal justice method, together with: organisations of the legal justice approach, victimisation, family violence and abuse, transgender reports, LGBT humans as offenders, foreign views and the non-public studies of LGBT people.

Charlotte Knight and Kath Wilson hint the legislative trip towards equivalent remedy prior to and after the Wolfenden file. they think about why, for instance, lesbians are over represented on loss of life row within the US, how the prosecution characterises them and what half homophobia may possibly play in offending and in sentencing. They increase very important questions about the factors of, and responses to, same-sex family violence and abuse and the way the procedure offers justice to trans humans. Sodomy legislation and the therapy of LGBT humans around the globe also are thought of and versions of excellent perform are provided. Their insights might be of curiosity to practitioners, coverage makers and students of the felony justice procedure, rather these fascinated about the rights of LGBT communities.

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6, with reference to prison culture. Heterocentric or Heterosexism This is a term used to express the phenomenon of viewing the world through the eyes of the dominant, heterosexual group. It is evidenced everywhere in advertisements, conversations, the media, workshops and lectures. , 2000; Fish, 2012). It is also generally viewed as both the overt and covert mistreatment of lesbians and gay males. It is an activity based on, and enforced by, judgements and statements about lesbians and gay men arising from prejudice and homophobia and the assumption that heterosexuality is the only appropriate and morally acceptable way of exercising sexual choice: ‘the effect of such discrimination is to deprive lesbians and gay men of their rights and dignity’ (Canton & Hancock, 2007:35).

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