1st Edition

Crime and Immigration

Edited By Joshua D. Freilich, Graeme R. Newman Copyright 2007
    506 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides a broad and yet in-depth overview on migration and crime. It includes classic pieces from different disciplines (such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology and political science) that examine a variety of topics (such as hate crimes, organized crime, trafficking, victimization issues, reporting issues, policing and incarceration issues and conceptual paradigms) in a variety of locations (such as the USA, Israel, Europe, Japan and Jamaica) with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

    Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Part I Theory and Policy: The application of the 'culture conflict' hypothesis to the criminality of immigrants in Israel, Shlomo Shoham; The immigration-crime nexus: toward an analytic framework for assessing and guiding theory, research and policy, Daniel P. Mears; Exporting and importing criminality: incarceration of the foreign-born, Graeme Newman, Joshua D. Freilich and Gregory J. Howard; Policy paradox: implications of US drug control for Jamaica, Marlyn J. Jones; Non-EU citizens experiences of offending and victimisation: the case for comparative European research, Joanna Goodey. Part II Offending: Migration and crime in Europe, Hung-en Sun and Jack Reed; Foreign minorities and the criminal justice system in the Federal Republic of Germany, Hans-Jörg Albrecht; Some explanations of crime among 4 ethnic groups in the Netherlands, Marianne Junger and Wim Polder; Crime and Russian immigration - socialization or importation? The Israeli case, Arye Rattner; Analysis of the crimes committed by foreigners in Japan, Minoru Yokoyama; Immigration and crime among youth in Switzerland, Alexander T. Vazsonyi and Martin Killias; Crime and manipulation of identity among Russian- speaking immigrants in the Netherlands, Dina Siegel and Frank Bovenkerk; A comparative assessment of criminal involvement among immigrants and natives across 7 nations, James P. Lynch and Rita J. Simon; Does immigration increase homicide? Negative evidence from 3 border cities, Matthew T. Lee, Ramiro Martinez Jr. and Richard Rosenfeld; Immigrants, urban politics and policing in 1900, M.Craig Brown and Barbara D. Warner. Part III Transnational Crime and Illegal Immigration: Trafficking and human smuggling: a European perspective, John Salt; Illegal Chinese immigration into the United States: a preliminary factor analysis, John Z. Wang; The sanctuary movement and the smuggling of undocumented Central Americans into the United States: crime, devianc or defiance


    Joshua D. Freilich is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, USA. His main research interests include; Far-right wing culture, deviance, political crime & terrorism; criminological theory; and International & comparative criminal justice. He is a lead investigator for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Center of Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Graeme R. Newman is distinguished teaching professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany. He has advised the United Nations on crime and justice issues over many years, and in 1990 established the United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network. He has published works in the fields of the history and philosophy of punishment, comparative criminal justice, private security, situational crime prevention, problem-oriented policing and information technology. He edited with Joshua Freilich, Shlomo Shoham, Moshe Adad Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime (Ashgate).