This webinar in the Prison and Probation series and part of #DMUpride, celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, will explore the relationship between LGBTQ+ status and aspects of criminality, culture and the criminal justice system. Chaired by Dr Victoria Knight, Associate Professor of Research, we will be joined by Kath Wilson, Senior Lecturer/Associate Programme Leader, De Montfort University (DMU) and Dr Sarah Nixon, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Gloucestershire. Drawing upon ex-practitioner research (probation) around LGBTQ+ they will consider why LGBTQ+ people appear disproportionately in the criminal justice system (CJS).
Before Kath became a lecturer on the probation programme at DMU she was a probation officer for 15 years, she will be discussing her working life in hostels, becoming a probation officer and finally an academic and how she came to write about LGBTQ issues and the Criminal Justice System. She will discuss the limited research around LGBTQ issues for many years and how this impacted on LGBT people. Finally she will look at some recurring issues that might impact upon LGBTQ people and the CJS today.
This event also explores the experiences of a former gay female prison officer who served six years in a male category ‘B’ prison. Highlighting issues around sexuality, sexual objectification, homophobia, heteronormativity and work place incivility, this session will present personal experiences from an autoethnographic perspective.
Bookings will close 1 hour prior to the start of the event. Registrants will receive a link to join the online talk 24hrs before the event, via their provided email address.
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This event is open to all.