"I’m not different, I’m still a human being ... but I am different". An exploration of the experiences of transgender prisoners using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Nulty, J., Winder, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-9118-679X and Lopresti, S., 2019. "I’m not different, I’m still a human being ... but I am different". An exploration of the experiences of transgender prisoners using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Forensic Practice. ISSN 2050-8794

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Abstract

The treatment and placement of transgender individuals within the UK prison system has garnered considerable political and media attention. This paper presents an analysis of the experiences of three transgender women located within a male, Category C prison in England. Participants were interviewed, and their accounts analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Three overarching themes emerged from the dataset: (i) participants’ experiences of transition, (ii) their identity within custody and the challenges associated with presenting as female within a male establishment, and (iii) what they perceived as their fight against the prison system which encompassed a fight for their rights alongside a daily struggle against harassment, victimisation and discrimination. Findings are discussed in relation to policy and safeguarding of transgender prisoners.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Forensic Practice
Creators: Nulty, J., Winder, B. and Lopresti, S.
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Date: 2019
ISSN: 2050-8794
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1108/JFP-10-2018-0038DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 04 Feb 2019 15:36
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 09:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35755

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