Introduction

Sharon Pickering, Julie Ham

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Abstract

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book is 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. It focuses 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. The book considers the historical antecedents of their focus within the theoretical and empirical traditions of criminology and cognate fields. It highlights the significant consequences of the perceived immigration-crime association.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration
EditorsSharon Pickering, Julie Ham
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781135924331
ISBN (Print)9780415823944
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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