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The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people

Colliver, Ben, Silvestri, Marisa (2020) The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people. Criminology & Criminal Justice, . ISSN 1748-8958. (doi:10.1177/1748895820930747) (KAR id:82140)


This article explores incidents of hate crime targeted at transgender people. Drawing on in-depth interview data, it challenges and extends established theorisations of the significance of ‘difference’ and ‘vulnerability’ in relation to victimisation. It introduces and emphasises the idea of ‘visibility’ as a more useful lens through which to understand the systematic harm caused by hate crime victimisation. Through an analysis of complex identities, the article argues that current conceptualisations of ‘visibility’ do not appreciate the complex, intersectional nature of visibility, which is key in understanding how people navigate their identities in different spaces and contexts.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1748895820930747
Uncontrolled keywords: Difference, hate crime, transgender, visibility, vulnerability
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Marisa Silvestri
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 10:06 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2022 23:10 UTC
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