Report

Latina Transgender Women’s Interactions with Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County

November 2013

This study examines the interactions of Latina transgender women with law enforcement, using interviews with 220 low-income Latina transgender women recruited from a variety of community-based organizations and sources across Los Angeles County. It was published in Policing in December 2013.

AUTHORS
  • Jordan Blair Woods
    Assistant Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Frank H. Galvan
    PhD
  • Mohsen Bazargan
    Professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Jody L. Herman
    Scholar of Public Policy
  • Ying-Tung Chen
    Bienestar Human Services, Inc.
Highlights
Transgender women, especially transgender women of color, are common victims of verbal harassment and assault by law enforcement officers.
Many transgender women perceive their personal interactions with law enforcement officers negatively.
Many transgender women view reports of crime against them as mishandled or ignored.

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Latina Transgender Women’s Interactions with Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County