Punishing immigrants : policy, politics, and injustice
- New York : New York University Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 263 p. ; 23 cm.
- New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law series.
JV6483 .P86 2012
- Unknown JV6483 .P86 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz, and Ramiro Martínez, Jr.
- Panic, risk, control : conceptualizing threats in a post-9/11 society / Michael Welch
- Growing tensions between civic membership and enforcement in the devolution of immigration control / Doris Marie Provine ... [et al.]
- No surprises : the evolution of anti-immigration legislation in Arizona / Kyrsten Sinema
- Unearthing and confronting the social skeletons of immigration status in our criminal justice system / Evelyn H. Cruz
- The ruptures of return : deportation's confounding effects / M. Kathleen Dingeman-Cerda and Susan Bibler Coutin
- Race, land, and forced migration in Darfur / Wenona Rymond-Richmond and John Hagan
- Situating the immigration and neighborhood crime relationship across multiple cities / María B. Vélez and Christopher J. Lyons
- Immigrant inclusion and prospects through schooling in Italy : an analysis of emerging regional patterns / Paola Bertolini and Michele Lalla
- Social stressors, special vulnerabilities, and violence victimization among Latino immigrant day laborers in post-Katrina New Orleans / Alice Cepeda ... [et al.]
- Conclusion / Marjorie S. Zatz, Charis E. Kubrin, and Ramiro Martínez, Jr.
- Publisher's Summary
- Arizona's controversial new immigration bill is just the latest of many steps in the new criminalization of immigrants. While many cite the presumed criminality of illegal aliens as an excuse for ever-harsher immigration policies, it has in fact been well-established that immigrants commit less crime, and in particular less violent crime, than the native-born and that their presence in communities is not associated with higher crime rates. Punishing Immigrants moves beyond debunking the presumed crime and immigration linkage, broadening the focus to encompass issues relevant to law and society, immigration and refugee policy, and victimization, as well as crime. The original essays in this volume uncover and identify the unanticipated and hidden consequences of immigration policies and practices here and abroad at a time when immigration to the U.S. is near an all-time high. Ultimately, Punishing Immigrants illuminates the nuanced and layered realities of immigrants' lives, describing the varying complexities surrounding immigration, crime, law, and victimization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz, and Ramiro Martínez, Jr.
- New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law series