Western societies are immersed in debates about immigration and illegality. This book examines these processes and outlines how the figure of the "crimmigrant other" has emerged not only as a central object of media and political discourse, but also as a distinct penal subject connecting migration and the logic of criminalization and insecurity. Illegality defines not only a quality of certain acts, but becomes an existential condition, which shapes the daily lives of large groups within the society. Drawing on rich empirical material from national and international contexts, Katja Franko outlines the social production of the crimmigrant other as a multi-layered phenomenon that is deeply rooted in the intricate connections between law, scientific knowledge, bureaucratic practices, politics and popular discourse.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. (De)construction the Crimmigrant Other; 2.Bordered Penality and Crimmigration Control; 3.‘Hard-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside’: An Inclusive Society with an Exclusionary Edge; 4. Policing Europe’s Humanitarian Borderlands; 5. Justice and the Moral Boundaries of the Nation; Conclusion: the Power of a Meta-narrative.
Katja Franko is Professor of Criminology at University of Oslo, Norway. She has published widely on issues of globalization, border control, criminalization of migration, and surveillance of everyday life. She is among other the author of Globalization and Crime (Sage Publications) and The Borders of Punishment (co-edited with M. Bosworth, Oxford University Press).