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Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Peoples’ Victimization Experiences

Fri, Nov 17, 12:30 to 1:50pm, Marriott, Room 404, 4th Floor

Abstract

Little is known about transgender or gender nonconforming peoples’ lived experiences, particularly about their victimization. Due to the lack of literature on transgender victimization, researchers have yet to identify specific themes, predictors, and risk factors. The present study uses interviews with transgender and nonconforming individuals to explore the underlying themes within transgender peoples’ victimizations. That is, they were asked to discuss their experiences with victimization (both in private and in public places, such as bathrooms), their perceptions of safety, their experiences in the criminal justice system (including reporting behaviors), and the process of transitioning. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

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