Dr. Angela Dwyer, from new Crime and Justice Research Centre of QUT, wrote ‘Policing Visible Sexual/Gender Diversity as a Program of Governance’ in which she depicted the visibility of mild stalking of LGBT young people by police. It reveals the fact that the public spaces are still granted for heterosexuals only and where homosexuals are not quite accepted yet.
Last year, Crime and Justice Research Centre’s official opening took place at QUT. The journal was released after the opening ceremony.
The centre fetches together eminent international researchers with importance on practical research and focuses on confronting general challenges of governments and justice systems regarding criminals around the world. Dr. Dwyer conducted thoughtful conferences with 35 LGBT young people. During the interview, the LGBT people talked about the way of regulating their gender diverse activities. They said to bring changes in their behaviors after seeing how some police treated other LGBT young people in public places. They stated incidents of harassments to LGBT people, which they had experienced in their life.
One of them said to see the humiliation of a transgender person by the police who took that person’s wig off. Another one described another incident where police harassed a transgender person on a train. The transgender person reacted while another person was taunting him but the police chastised the victim rather than the teaser.
The case studies give birth to the question that if the people who are gender diverse can ask for help from police in time of suffering. Dr. Dwyer said that some police officers always tempted to harass the transgender people.
Dr. Dwyer also added that the report dismayed the senior police officers. They stated that it was not acceptable for police officers to impede same-sex couples and insist them for not holding hands in public.
The problem is multifaceted for LGBT people as they are discarded frequently and more expected to be dispossessed than other young people are.