Transgender offenders within the prison estate : a comparative analysis of penal policy

Jamel, Joanna (2017) Transgender offenders within the prison estate : a comparative analysis of penal policy. In: King, Andrew , Santos, Ana Cristina and Crowhurst, Isabel, (eds.) Sexualities research : critical interjections, diverse methodologies and practical applications. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 167-181. (Routledge advances in critical diversities) ISBN 9781138851641

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Abstract

This chapter undertakes a comparative analysis of penal policies relating to transgender offenders in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, and the United States of America addressing the following key areas. Firstly, it considers theoretical perspectives, transgenderism and imprisonment. Secondly, legislation and the application of penal polices to the placement transgender prisoners in the above territories are compared. Thirdly, notions of ‘legitimate’ victimhood and the transgender prisoner are discussed. Finally, the practical implications of facilitating gender equality and gender symmetry in prisons are outlined. Overall, this chapter illustrates how the accommodation of trans people in the prison estate raises questions regarding taken-for-granted aspects of penal policy based on the socially prescribed gender binary.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: transgender; offender; prison; penal policy; gender identity; sex
Research Area: Psychology
Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017)
Depositing User: Joanna Jamel
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 13:37
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315724010
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/40115

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