Trans & Non-Binary People and the Criminal Justice System

Paul has had to pull back from this research so this post should be left as draft. CRF – 2019-01-29


A Call for Research Participants

What is this research about

The aim of this research is to explore trans and non-binary people’s experiences of the criminal justice system (e.g. prison, courts, parole, probation, police) because there is very little research on this area. Hopefully, this study will help tackle the lack of knowledge around trans and non-binary people’s experiences of criminal justice so that criminal justice policy and service provision for trans and non-binary people can be better informed.

How is the research being carried out

The research will be carried out through a series of interviews with trans and non-binary people. During the interviews, we will discuss participant’s experiences and how they feel about their experiences. All participants will remain anonymous in accordance with the LSE ethical guidelines and will be treated with sensitivity and respect.

Who do you want to talk to

Trans and non-binary people with experience of criminal justice. This includes offenders, victims of crime, witnesses to crime and professionals (e.g. trans police officers).

Who is carrying it out

My name is Paul Behan and I am a PhD student in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.

How do I take part or find out more information

Interviews will start in September 2018 and is expected to finish in August 2019.

Email or write to me at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE.