Handbook on Border Criminology

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Handbook on Border Criminology

9781035307975 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mary Bosworth, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, UK, Katja Franko, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway, Maggy Lee, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR and Rimple Mehta, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia
Publication Date: November 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 797 5 Extent: c 416 pp
This topical Handbook investigates the nature and impact of intersections between border control and criminal justice. Using comparative and decolonial perspectives, it demonstrates the corrosive effect of harsh border practices not just on those subject to them, but to many of the key principles of liberal democracy.

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This topical Handbook investigates the nature and impact of intersections between border control and criminal justice. Using comparative and decolonial perspectives, it demonstrates the corrosive effect of harsh border practices not just on those subject to them, but to many of the key principles of liberal democracy.

The Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing field of border criminology and introduces original research, new theoretical perspectives and methodological innovations. It considers the relationship between research and activism as well as the lived experiences of those subject to border control. International scholars from a range of social science disciplines, including criminology, socio-legal studies, sociology and anthropology critically assess the nature, findings, and implications of the intersections between border control and criminal justice. In response to politically charged debates on immigration and border policing, they dissect the punitive laws and policies and consider alternatives.

The Handbook on Border Criminology is an unmissable read for students and scholars of criminology, socio-legal studies, migration, borders, human rights and public international law. In its global reach, this unique Handbook is also of great benefit to practitioners and policy makers.
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‘This volume makes an extraordinary contribution to the dynamic and vibrant field of border criminologies. Through a dialogue between the Global North and Global South, the Handbook offers epistemological, theoretical and methodological tools, including feminist, decolonial and affective turn perspectives, to critically and comparatively analyse the governance of multi-sited and multi-scale borders. And at the same time conveying not only the ethical and political commitment of the authors but raising new questions and identifying possible responses to border injustice.’
– Alethia Fernández de la Reguera Ahedo, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

‘This timely book exposes the raw edges of border criminology. An impressive range of scholarly voices and disciplines excavate the most pressing questions of our day around bordered penality and the interconnection of crime control and migration. The Handbook on Border Criminology is a must-read for anyone seeking insight into the interplay of power and coercion through border practices on a global scale.’
– Juliet P. Stumpf, Lewis & Clark Law School, US

‘An excellent, interdisciplinary Handbook produced “in the shadow” of Ukraine and Gaza, this volume places before us the challenges of building critical decolonial knowledge in the field of border criminology, through a deep engagement with different types of borders across different regions globally.’
– Kalpana Kannabiran, Council for Social Development, India
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