Ep. 51 The Experiences of Transgender People in Carceral Settings with Val Jenness

The Criminology Academy

Aug 8 2022 • 1 hr 20 mins


*NOTE* We recorded this episode prior to the ASC elections. Val is now president elect of ASC.

In this episode Jenn and Jose talk to Val Jenness who is a professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. We discuss a topic that has gained a lot of attention lately. It is also a sensitive topic. Val talks to us about the experiences of transgender people, specifically, trans women, in carceral settings. We discuss their experiences generally and sexual assault specifically. Val also talks to us about some of her projects in this area, especially the new SB 132 in California.