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This chapter examines the changing relationship among law, securitization, and trans people between the 1960s and 2010s. This period was marked by significant transformations in the deployment of the police force to criminalize and punish trans people in both public and private spaces. The chapter elaborates on the forms of violent intimacies constituted between trans people and police officers, who embody state power through legal and extralegal means of surveillance and securitization. By constantly negotiating the process of surveillance and securitization, trans women oblige the police to introduce new legal and extralegal strategies to control and regulate, and hence these trans women shape the police itself. In fact, violence, as a social and cultural relation, conditions and transforms the praxis of law and the domain of extralegality into a process that is mutually shaped and coformed by trans people and the police.

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