Law Enforcement

policeVictim or perpetrator, dealing with the police can be a daunting task at the best of times, but for transgender and gender questioning people it can hold an extra layer of stress. Institutionalised discrimination, the possibility of being 'outed', incarcerated with people the wrong sex, among people with little or no knowledge of trans people, high levels of prejudice among fellow inmates, police and corrective service staff all make for a highly stressful situation and one where the possibilities of further victimisation are plentiful.

The Law Enforcement page of the Gender Centre's website contains a number of articles about dealing with police, corrective services and the court system in relation to transgender and gender questioning people and in time this section will also include other resources such as books, book reviews, research papers, videos, links to other law enforcement related services and more. The articles below are just a few of the articles currently on the Law Enforcement page of this website.


Article appeared in Polare 12, April 1996

Polare Magazine explores the relationship between Wayne, 36 years old and has been in gaol for 17 years, and his girlfriend Cheryl, who first went to prison in 1969 as a transsexual when very, very young and feminine looking ... 

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