In couching this discussion within the theoretical and practical application of queer criminology, this Essay will highlight the marginalization of LGBTQ+ folks and explore the impact that intersectionality has on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community with special attention on law enforcement. For example, queer criminology studies the persistent distrust that the LGBTQ+ community has of police as well as the experiences of LGBTQ+ identified police officers and other agents within the criminal legal system. Further, as the current Administration continues to roll back the rights and liberties of the LGBTQ+ community, there must be a focus on how past and present policies continue to negatively impact LGBTQ+ people at the micro and macro levels.6 This Essay will also pay special attention to LGBTQ+ youth and transgender people of color.
Carrie L. Buist,
LGBT Rights in the Fields of Criminal Law and Law Enforcement,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/lawreview/vol54/iss3/8