What is Queer Criminology?

“Queer criminology is a theoretical and practical approach that seeks to highlight and draw attention to the stigmatization, the criminalization, and in many ways the rejection of the Queer community, which is to say the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) population, as both victims and offenders, by academe and the criminal legal system”

~Carrie L. Buist and Emily Lenning, Queer Criminology


On Racial Inequity & Black Lives Matter

The Division on Queer Criminology is committed to the Black Lives Matter movement. We recognize and denounce the history of systemic oppression based in White supremacy and the racialized violence that continues to harm Black, Indigenous, and other people of color that occurs in the criminal justice system, in academia, and elsewhere. We stand in solidarity with those who experience such inequities and those who seek to hear the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color.