In the absence of sympathy: serious criminal offenders and the impact of border control measures

Rebecca Powell, Marie Segrave

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This chapter considers the issues that arise in working with 'non-sympathetic' serious non-citizen offenders who are awaiting deportation. Specifically it considers the challenges in engaging with a broader audience (public, policy) to consider the impact of deportation, when this group of offenders is deemed as a threat to the community and as such, removal from Australia is considered by many to be 'a good outcome' despite the fact that citizen-offenders are not treated with this double punishment of imprisonment and removal from their home and family.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility
EditorsAndriani Fili, Synnove Jahnsen, Rebecca Powell
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781135269771
ISBN (Print)9781138284128
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship


  • borders
  • bordering
  • deportation
  • migration law
  • migration policy

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