1st Edition

Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime

Edited By Graeme Newman, Joshua D. Freilich, Moshe Addad Copyright 2002
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2002: The issue of immigration and crime in all of its many contexts and forms, is a problem which affects numerous countries throughout the world. In many countries, immigrants have been accused of disproportionate involvement in crime while, in others, immigrants are often claimed to be the victims of criminal offenders, as well as indifferent criminal justice systems. The subjects covered within this informative collection include the offending and victimization rates of immigrants and their dependants, institutional racism, human trafficking/smuggling and ethnic conflicts. In particular, the problems faced by female immigrants are addressed in detail. Whilst some papers look at the issues facing particular countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel and Turkey, others adopt a more comparative approach. Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime is an essential and compelling read for all those with a strong interest in this important area. Not only does it significantly advance our scientific knowledge concerning the relationship between immigration, crime and justice, but it also sets forth a number of proposals which, if implemented, could address many of the problems found in these areas.

    Contents: Global Perspectives: Introduction, Joshua D. Freilich, Graeme Newman, S. Giora Shoham and Moshe Addad; Culture conflict and crime: a global perspective, Pino Arlacchi; Trafficking in human beings, Adam Graycar; Population diversity and homicide: a cross-national amplification of Blau’s theory of diversity, Gregory J. Howard, Graeme Newman and Joshua D. Freilich; A comparative assessment of criminal involvement among immigrants and natives across seven nations, James P. Lynch and Rita J. Simon; Culture conflict and crime in Europe, Hans-Heiner Kühne. Prevention and Policy: Protecting immigrants from victimization: the scope for situational crime prevention, Ronald V. Clarke; Bicultural competence: a means to crime reduction among the children of immigrants?, Caitlin Killian; ’Foreigners’ in Germany: the role of academic criminologists as an interest group influencing government policy, Ruth G. Hertz. Gender Issues: Immigration, culture conflict and domestic violence/women battering, Edna Erez; Migration, political economy and violence against women: the post immigration experiences of Filipino women in Australia, Chris Cunneen and Julie Stubbs. Country Studies: Crime and victimization of migrants in Australia: a socio-demographic view, Satyanshu Mukherjee; Hostility and violence against immigrants in Germany since 1992, Roland Eckert; Ethnic identity versus national identity: an analysis of PKK terror in relation to identity conflict, Ibrahim Cerrah; Assimilation, acculturation and juvenile delinquency among second generation Turkish youths in Berlin, Alexis A. Aronowitz; Immigration and suicide in a multi-ethnic society: Israel, Brenda Geiger; Marginalization and demarginalization of immigrants: diversity management strategies in education, Rita Sever and Alek Epstein; Substance abusing new immigrants from the states of the Former Soviet Union as a challenge to the drug abuse treatment system in Israel: a pilot study, Eli Lawental and Zvi Jacoby; Co
    ’...a rich and diverse collection of essays...this book includes a variety of very well written as well as intriguing analyses and discussions of the migration-crime relationship...and it represents a very welcome addition to the literature on migration and crime...’ International Criminal Justice Review '...the book does provide clearly signposted pathways for those eager to study further this major global issue.' Patterns of Prejudice