Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

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Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice by Charis E. Kubrin

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.  Podcast: Susan Bibler Coutin, on the process and effects of deportation —Listen here.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814749494
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Series: New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Charis E. Kubrin is Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine and author of many books, including Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity.
Marjorie S. Zatz is Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University and author of many books, including Images of Color, Images of Crime.
Ramiro Martínez, Jr. is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University and author of Latino Homicide: Immigration, Violence, and Community.

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