Crime and sexuality: A life-story analysis of Queer individuals' experiences with law enforcement and the criminal justice system
Historically, the Queer community has had tense relations with the criminal justice system and law enforcement. Queer criminology attempts to understand the modern-day relationship Queer individuals have with the legal system. This research utilizes a qualitative approach to examine the experiences of 27 Queer individuals living in the Colorado Springs area. Findings from this study mirror common themes from past research of how Queer identities shape interactions with law enforcement and the criminal justice system. In addition, several previously unaddressed themes in the extant literature are ...
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