Transgendered People in the Criminal Justice System

  • Charlotte Knight
  • Kath Wilson


Although issues concerning trans people can be, and generally are, subsumed under the LGBT umbrella and definition, some are very different. Whilst both legislation and policy has been evolving rapidly since the 1960s, research and knowledge, including statistical evidence on trans people and their experiences of the CJS, are still quite limited. This chapter highlights some of the continuing struggles that trans people have in being accepted in a society that maintains a binary gender position as somehow immutable. It examines some of the evolving policy that has developed since the legislation has changed and reflects on how managers, students and practitioners in the CJS should be responsive to trans people as victims, offenders or staff colleagues.


Criminal Justice Gender Identity Hate Crime Gender Dysphoria Gender Identity Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte Knight
    • 1
  • Kath Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Community and Criminal JusticeDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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