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Researcher: Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)

Fields of Research

Police administration, procedures and practice
Critical approaches to crime
Gender relations
Sociological studies of crime
Gender studies
Crime and social justice
Sociology of religion
Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
Causes and prevention of crime
Health services and systems
Cultural theory
Higher education
Sociological methodology and research methods
Other education
Social theory
Religious studies
Law, gender and sexuality (incl. feminist legal scholarship)
Other Indigenous studies
Criminological theories
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Religion, society and culture
Law and society and socio-legal research
Urban sociology and community studies
Social and political philosophy
Social policy

Research Objectives

Law enforcement
Gender and sexualities
Criminal justice
Expanding knowledge in human society
Children's services and childcare
Other education and training
Rehabilitation and correctional services
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Pacific Peoples community services
Justice and the law
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Workplace and organisational ethics (excl. business ethics)
Employment patterns and change
Workforce transition and employment
Management, resources and leadership
Urgent and critical care, and emergency medicine
Public services policy advice and analysis
Religion and society
Law reform
Crime prevention

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'A real gap': consequences of removing reintegration support in Tasmania, Australia; Critical Criminology
'I'm sorry, you said she was how old?': youthfulness and the fashion model; Social Alternatives
'It's about protocols and decorums' : governing queer student sexualities in schools as a human rights issue; Activating Human Rights and Peace
'Just Listen Properly, Like with Intent': LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians: Telling us the Story
A queer criminal career; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Average looking really pretty model people: New ways of thinking about the fashion model for new times; Community, Place, Change, The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association
Barriers stopping LGBTI people from accessing LGBTI police liaison officers: analysing interviews with community and police; Criminal Justice Studies
Book review: Rob White (2016) Youth Gangs, Violence and Social Respect: Exploring the Nature of Provocations and Punch-ups
Building an Intersectional and Trans-Inclusive Criminology: Responding to the Emergence of “Gender Critical” Perspectives in Feminist Criminology; Critical Criminology
Case Study: Policing sexualities; Policing in context : an introduction to police work in Australia
Cisnormativity, criminalisation, vulnerability: Transgender people in prisons; Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies Briefing Paper
Damaged goods: riskiness and LGBT young peoples’ interactions with police; ANZCCC2010: The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference
Disorder or Delight? Towards a New Account of the Fashion Model Body; Fashion Theory: Journal of Dress, Body and Culture
Disrupting the ‘ravages of lookism’: Observations of female model bodies; Revisioning Institutions: Change in the 21st Century, The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association
Documenting the key recruitment and sustainability issues related to emergency response volunteers in Tasmania
Effects of disclosure of sexual identity at work for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) employees in Queensland; 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Embodying youthful vulnerabilities and policing public spaces; Policing encounters with vulnerability
Examining the effectiveness of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs on crime prevention and community safety
Fighting like a girl… or a boy? An analysis of videos of violence between young girls posted on online fight websites; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
From private to public bodies: Normalising pregnant bodies in Western culture
Getting lost in the field : the unpredictable nature of fieldwork with young people; Qualitative Criminology : Stories from the Field
GLBTI police liaison services : a critical analysis of existing literature; 6th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference
Hobart City Council Draft LGBTQIA+ Commitment
Identifiable, queer and risky : the role of the body in policing experiences for LGBT young people; Australia and New Zealand Critical Criminolgy Conference 2009
Introduction: queer(y)ing justice; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
It's always a pleasure: Exploring productivity and pleasure in a writing group for early career academics; Studies in Continuing Education
Laying Down the Criminal Law: A Handbood for Youth Workers
LGBQ people and social justice; Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice
LGBT young people, public spaces and policing in Australia
LGBT+ equality, religious freedom and government-funded faith-based religiously affiliated educational workplaces; Australian Journal of Social Issues
LGBTIQ Tasmanians and Tasmania Police
LGBTIQ+ Employees in Tasmanian Workplaces
LGBTQ+ non-discrimination and religious freedom in the context of government-funded faith-based education, social welfare, health care, and aged care; Journal of Sociology
LGBTQ+ People’s Experiences and Perceptions of Sexual Violence
Lurking with/in Mainstream Criminologies as a Queer Criminologist: Learnings and Reflections; Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance
Made wrong, excluded, and ignored: introduction to a special issue on lesbians and the law; Journal of Lesbian Studies
Making the most of conferences
No longer raising eyebrows: the contexts and domestication of Botox as a mundane medical and cultural artefact; Journal of Consumer Culture
Performing focus groups: Unsettling 'blueprints'; Performing educational research : theories, methods and practices
Planning the Post-HDS Path
Pleasures, perversities, and partnerships : the historical emergence of LGBT-police relationships; Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice
Police perceptions of young people: a qualitative analysis; Police Practice and Research
Policing embodied queerness : focusing on bodies in criminological research
Policing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People: a Gap in the Research Literature; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Policing LGBTIQ people in rural spaces : emerging issues and future concerns; Rural Society
Policing of Trans Bodies; The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies
Policing Queer Bodies: Focusing on Queer Embodiment in Policing Research as an Ethical Quest
Policing Queer Bodies: Focusing on Queer Embodiment in Policing Research as an Ethical Question; QUT Law & Justice Journal
Policing visible sexual/gender diversity as a program of governance; International Journal of Crime and Justice
Proposed reforms to youth justice in Queensland
Queer cops in Queensland : exploring LGBT narrative histories in the Queensland Police Service; Queering Paradigms II : Interrogating Agendas
Queer criminology; Women, Crime and Justice in Context: Contemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand
Queer criminology and the global South: Setting queer and Southern criminologies into dialogue; The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South
Queer family
Queer Youth Research/ers: A reflexive account of risk and intimacy in an ethical (mine)field; A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century
Queering Criminologies; Queering Criminology
Queering Criminology; Palgrave McMillan
Queering Police Administration: How Policing Administration Complicates LGBTIQ-Police Relations; Administrative Theory and Praxis
Queering policing: what is best practice with LGBTQ communities?; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Re-imagining youth justice; Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference
Reporting Victimisation to LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Police Liaison Services: A mixed methods study across two Australian states
Rethinking Street Culture: Enacting Youthful Defiance?
Review Essay: Youth in Crisis? 'Gangs', territoriality and violence by Barry Goldsen (ed), and Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia by Chris Cunneen and Rob White; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Review essay: Youth in Crisis? Gangs, territoriality and violence by Barry Goldsen and Juvenile Youth and Crime In Australia by Chris Cunneen and Rob White
Review of 'Laying Down the Criminal Law : A Handbook for Youth Workers' by J. Wright and L. Hoyer; Youth Studies Australia
Review of 'Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse In Queensland by A. Berman and S. Robinson
Review of 'Violence, Prejudice and Sexuality' by Stephen Tomsen
Review of 2021 Census Topics: Submission Form
Review of A Political Ecology of Youth Crime by A. France, D. Bottrell and D. Armstrong
Saving schools from abomination and abnormal sex : a discourse analysis of online public commentary about 'queering' school spaces; Queering Paradigms
Sex, Crime and Morality; Routledge
Sexualities and sensitivities: Queer(y)ing the ethics of youth research in the field; Youth Cultures and Subcultures : Australian Perspectives
Special Issue: Lesbians and the Law, in Journal of Lesbian Studies; Journal of Lesbian Studies
Submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee - Youth Justice (Boot Camp Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
Submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
Support provided by LGBTI Police Liaison Services: An analysis of a survey of LGBTIQ people in Australia; Police Quarterly
Supporting non-school leaver students in their first year of university study: results of a transition focused peer-to-peer intensive mentoring program trial; Journal of Peer Learning
Teaching girls a lesson : the fashion model as pedagogue
Teaching young queers a lesson: How police teach lessons about non-heteronormativity in public spaces; Sexuality and Culture
TGLRG Submission to The Expert Panel on Religious Freedom
The fashion model as pedagogue; Designing Educational Research: Theories, Methods and Practices
The Past is the Past? The Impossibility of Erasure of Historical LGBTIQ Policing; Queering Criminology
The pressure (not) to publish: some things to consider
There is no relationship : service provider staff on how LGBT young people experience policing; The Future of Sociology, TASA Refereed Conference Proceedings 2009
To work or not to work? The postgraduate balancing act
Training sessional academic staff to provide quality feedback on university students’ assessment: lessons from a Faculty of Law learning and teaching project; Journal of Continuing Higher Education
Transgender cops: the intersection of gender and sexuality expectations in police cultures: Book review
Two mums and some babies : queering motherhood; Natal Signs : Cultural Representations of Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
Undertaking forensic procedures with, and databasing DNA from, young offenders: Future directions for human rights protections; Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity
Unnecessary and disproportionate: the outcomes of remand for Indigenous young people according to service providers; Journal of Children's Services
Unspeakably present: The (un)acknowledgement of diverse sexuality and gender human rights in Australian youth justice systems; Australian Journal of Human Rights
Visibly invisible : Policing queer young people as a research gap; TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference
We’re not like these weird feather boa-covered AIDS-spreading monsters’: How LGBT young people and service providers think riskiness informs LGBT youth-police interactions; Critical Criminology: international journal
What stops LGBTI people from seeking support from LGBTI police liaison officers?; Trends and Issues in Criminal Justice
Young people with cognitive impairments’ interactions with police in Queensland: A report to the Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation (QCSSI)
‘It’s Not Like We’re Going to Jump Them’: How Transgressing Heteronormativity Shapes Police Interactions with LGBT Young People; Youth Justice
‘Just stupid drama queens’ : how police constrain, regulate, and punish the public visibilities of sexual/gender diversity as out of place; Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
“We Need to Lead the Charge”—“Talking Only to Each Other is Not Enough”: The Pulse Orlando Mass Shooting and the Futures of Queer Criminologies
“You’d just cop flak from every other dickhead under the sun”: navigating the tensions of (in)visibility and hypervisibility in LGBTI police liaison programs in three Australian states; Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Research Projects

A dumping ground or a refuge? Investigating how LGBTIQ young people come to be in flexi schools; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Documenting key recruitment and sustainability issues related to emergency response volunteers in Tasmania; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Religious freedom and same-sex discrimination; The experience of same-sex attracted workers in government funded faith based social service providers; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Religious freedom, LGBT+ employees, and the right to discriminate.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Understanding acceptance and discrimination for LGBTI employees in Tasmanian workplaces; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
LGBTIQ+ Tasmanian community survey
Relationships Between LGBTIQ Tasmanians and Tasmania Police
Sexual Assault and LGBTQ communities

Research Candidate Supervision