Surviving the politics of illegality

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration
EditorsS. Pickering, J. Ham
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages179-192
Number of pages14
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780203385562
ISBN (Print)9780415823944
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Vecchio, F., & Gerard, A. (2015). Surviving the politics of illegality. In S. Pickering, & J. Ham (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration (1st ed., pp. 179-192). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203385562