Supporting LGBTI* Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Event

12 April 2018 (09:00-17:15)
University of York, UK

Call for Papers

There is little literature concerning LGBTI* individuals within the criminal justice system in UK scholarship. This one day symposium aims to bring together academics, postgraduate students and professionals working in the fields of crime, criminal justice and social policy, including the third sector, in order to explore the way in which LGBTI* individuals’ needs in the British criminal justice system might be further recognised and supported.

This symposium will cover a wide range of issues faced by LGBTI* individuals and their interactions with the British criminal justice system. As such, papers are sought from both academics and professionals working within or around the criminal justice system. Abstracts of no more than 300 words are requested from parties wishing to present a 20-30-minute paper. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • LGBTI* experiences in prison and the wider criminal justice system
  • LGBTI* youth experiences in the criminal justice system
  • The role of the police in supporting LGBTI* individuals
  • LGBTI* activism and criminal justice
  • The history of the British criminal justice’s treatment of LGBTI* individuals
  • Hate crime relating to LGBTI* individuals
  • Trans* specific issues relating to criminal justice
  • Experiences of LGBTI* individuals employed within the criminal justice system

Submitting an Abstract

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be supplied, along with a biography of up to 200 words to Matt Coward by the end of 15 December 2017. You will be informed about the success of your abstract by the end of December 2017.

Event Details

The symposium will be held in the Research Centre for Social Sciences based at the University of York and is being convened by Matt Coward (Sociology, University of York). This event is generously supported by the BSA’s Postgraduate Forum regional day event fund with assistance from CrimNet: York’s Research Network on Crime and Criminal Justice.

The symposium will cost £5.00 for BSA members and £15.00 for non-BSA members. Keep up to date with the progress of the symposium here.