200 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
Contemporary Western societies are increasingly geared towards the production of immigrant 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.
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.
Key Ideas in Criminology explores the major concepts, issues, debates and controversies in criminology. The series provides authoritative essays on central topics within the broader area of criminology. Each book adopts a strong individual ‘line’, constituting original essays rather than literature surveys and offers lively and agenda setting treatments of their subject matter.
These books will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in criminology, sociology, social policy, cultural studies, law and political science.