The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is concerned with the various relationships between migration, crime and victimization that have informed a wide criminological scholarship often driven by some of the original lines of inquiry of the Chicago School. Historically, migration and crime came to be the device by which Criminology and cognate fields sought to tackle issues of race and ethnicity, often in highly problematic ways. However, in the contemporary period this body of scholarship is inspiring scholars to produce significant evidence that speaks to some of the biggest public policy questions and debunks many dominant mythologies around the criminality of migrants.
The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is also concerned with the theoretical, empirical and policy knots found in the relationship between regular and irregular migration, offending and victimization, the processes and impact of criminalization, and the changing role of criminal justice systems in the regulation and enforcement of international mobility and borders. The Handbook is focused on the migratory `fault lines' between the Global North and Global South, which have produced new or accelerated sites of state control, constructed irregular migration as a crime and security problem, and mobilized ideological and coercive powers usually reserved for criminal or military threats.
Offering a strong international focus and comprehensive coverage of a wide range of border, criminal justice and migration-related issues, this book is an important contribution to criminology and migration studies and will be essential reading for academics, students and practitioners interested in this field.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 30 mm
`A stunning, interdisciplinary, international collection of original work, this Handbook challenges the bright line that has been drawn between regular and irregular migration, criminals and victims, and security and mobility. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how and why the immigration threat has been produced as a political project, the book refocuses our attention on the devastating social and human costs associated with making people illegal. An absolutely foundational contribution to the development of a "criminology of mobility."' - Nancy A. Wonders, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University, USA
`This path-breaking book is filled with empirical detail, regional diversity, theoretical insight, and cutting-edge research on the changing role of criminal justice in the 21st Century as it becomes enmeshed with the control of mobility, the criminalization of migration, and border control. Taken together, the twenty six chapters, written by internationally renowned experts in the field and the next generation, provide new answers and new conceptual tools to tackle the enduring dilemma of crime and immigration. While engaged with traditional debates within criminology, this volume opens up new terrain to show how the control of mobility itself tends to create crime, offering a fresh perspective on public policy that may not be easy to reform, but essential to realize.' - Vanessa Barker, Docent and Associate Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden
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