Beth Cairns

Beth Cairns new
Position:
PhD student
Role:
Postgraduates
Address:
Department of Applied Social Science
University of Stirling
Stirling
Email:
beth.cairns@stir.ac.uk

Working Title of PhD: How can the experiences of transgender witnesses and victims of crime be improved?
Year commenced PhD study: Summer 2017
Institution/Organisation: University of Stirling
Funding Source (if any): ESRC
Full or part-time: Full-time
PhD Supervisors: Dr Margaret Malloch and Dr. Peter Matthews.

Synopsis: Beth is researching LGBT rights. Her PhD focuses on how the experiences of transgender witnesses and victims of crime can be improved. This research recognises that despite high levels of victimisation amongst transgender people, they are less likely than others to access support services and to report crimes. This PhD seeks to offer accounts of transgender experience of the criminal justice system while also providing recommendations for how the system can better recognise and support transgender witnesses and victims of crime.

Keywords: Transgender rights, victims of crime, witnesses of crime