Crime, Punishment and Migration - Compact Criminology (Paperback)Dario Melossi (author)
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In the globalized world an extensive process of international migration has developed. The resulting conundrum of issues when examining crime and migration makes for a bitterly complex and intriguing set of debates.
In this compelling account, Dario Melossi provides an authoritative take on the theory and research examining the connection of crime, migration and punishment. Through a socio-historical and criminological approach, he shows that the core questions of migrants' criminal behaviour are tightly related to the rules and practices of migrants' reception within the various countries' social and normative structures.
Written for students, academics, researchers and activists with an interest in the topic, the book will appeal to individuals in a range of disciplines, from criminology and sociology to politics, international relations, ethnic studies, geography, social policy and development.
Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology.
Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice - offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist.
Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching, learning and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series addresses fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 10 mm
With his characteristic flair and erudition, Dario Melossi elucidates the troubled - and troublesome - connections between migration, crime and punishment, exposing the myths that often pass as facts and showing how globalized market society shapes today's anxieties about immigrant crime. This brief book is a masterly introduction to a profoundly important topic.-- David Garland
This compelling volume is encyclopedic in its reach, theoretically rich, and masterfully argued. Through a sweeping overview of the intersection of criminal law, migration law, and economic forces, Melossi paints a broad canvas of the criminalization of immigrants, moving the analysis across multiple historical periods and contexts. The result is a tour de force that will recalibrate debates about immigration and crime.-- Cecilia Menjivar
Dario Melossi's Crime, Punishment and Migration is a must-read book for scholars, students and practitioners interested in the analysis of the relationship between penality and human mobility. Among many other critical contributions, the book provides a compelling theoretical framework to comparatively examine the punishment of migrants in different countries and continents, and it thoroughly traces the genealogical evolution of the criminological knowledge on the subject.-- Jose A. Brandariz-Garcia
In this concise, accessible, yet theoretically sophisticated work, Dario Melossi explores a crucial issue facing social justice scholars and activists today-the criminalization of migrations in the Western world. Written in a compelling style that will appeal to academics, students, and non-specialists alike, Crime, Punishment and Migration reminds us that in an age of militarized borders against migrants and refugees, freedom of movement for all should become one of the main human rights issues of our times -- Alessandro De Giorgi
Erudite, acute and effective without sacrificing brevity, this book integrates cues of the sociology of migrations into
criminology, enriching socio-juridical analysis of the relationship between migration, crime and penalty.
-- Valeria Ferraris * Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia *
Given its theoretical and methodological contributions, Crime, Punishment and Migration should be an essential reference for anyone interested in researching the issue of the criminalization of migrants. -- Federico Luis Abiuso Review
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