The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is concerned with the various relationships between migration, crime and victimization that have informed a wide criminological scholarship often driven by some of the original lines of inquiry of the Chicago School. Historically, migration and crime came to be the device by which Criminology and cognate fields sought to tackle issues of race and ethnicity, often in highly problematic ways. However, in the contemporary period this body of scholarship is inspiring scholars to produce significant evidence that speaks to some of the biggest public policy questions and debunks many dominant mythologies around the criminality of migrants.

The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is also concerned with the theoretical, empirical and policy knots found in the relationship between regular and irregular migration, offending and victimization, the processes and impact of criminalization, and the changing role of criminal justice systems in the regulation and enforcement of international mobility and borders. The Handbook is focused on the migratory ‘fault lines’ between the Global North and Global South, which have produced new or accelerated sites of state control, constructed irregular migration as a crime and security problem, and mobilized ideological and coercive powers usually reserved for criminal or military threats.

Offering a strong international focus and comprehensive coverage of a wide range of border, criminal justice and migration-related issues, this book is an important contribution to criminology and migration studies and will be essential reading for academics, students and practitioners interested in this field.

chapter |8 pages


BySharon Pickering, Julie Ham

part I|46 pages

Immigration and crime

chapter |15 pages

Immigration and crime

ByRebecca Wickes, Michelle Sydes

chapter |15 pages

Understanding immigration, crime and victimization in the United States

Patterns and paradoxes in traditional and new destination sites
ByMarjorie S. Zatz, Hilary Smith

chapter |14 pages

Immigration and crime in Sweden

ByAmber L. Beckley, Johan Kardell, Jerzy Sarnecki

part II|84 pages

Crime control, criminal justice and migration

chapter |18 pages

Global policing, mobility and social control

ByBen Bowling, James Sheptycki

chapter |16 pages

Bordering citizenship in ‘an open and generous society'

The criminalization of migration in Canada
ByKarine Côté-Boucher

chapter |16 pages

Immigration detention, punishment and the criminalization of migration

ByMary Bosworth, Sarah Turnbull

chapter |14 pages

The incarceration of foreigners in European prisons

ByThomas Ugelvik

chapter |18 pages

Reinventing ‘the stain'

Bad character and criminal deportation in contemporary Australia
ByMichael Grewcock

part III|81 pages

The politics of migration, security and crime

chapter |14 pages

Border militarization, technology and crime control

ByDean Wilson

chapter |24 pages

Deciphering deportation practices across the Global North

ByLeanne Weber

chapter |14 pages

Surviving the politics of illegality

ByFrancesco Vecchio, Alison Gerard

chapter |13 pages

(Un)knowing and ambivalence in migration

Temporary migration status and its impacts on the everyday life of insecure communities
ByClaudia Tazreiter

chapter |14 pages

Intuiting illegality in sex work

ByJulie Ham

part IV|52 pages

Migration, law and crime

chapter |14 pages

The state's contradictory response to the exploitation of immigrant workers

The UK case
ByLea Sitkin

chapter |14 pages


Encountering the leviathan
ByJuliet P. Stumpf

chapter |14 pages

Criminal immigration law and human rights in Europe

ByAna Aliverti

chapter |8 pages

War crimes and asylum in Canada

Reflections on the Ezokola decision and the barriers courts face in protecting refugees
ByCatherine Dauvergne

part V|78 pages

Crimes of mobility

chapter |12 pages

Human smuggling facilitators in the US Southwest

ByGabriella Sanchez

chapter |15 pages

Stopped in the traffic, not stopping the traffic

Gender, asylum and anti-trafficking interventions in Serbia
BySanja Milivojevic

chapter |14 pages

Labour trafficking and illegal markets

ByMarie Segrave's

chapter |13 pages

Border trading and policing of everyday life in Hong Kong

ByKaren Joe Laidler, Maggy Lee

chapter |22 pages

Enclosing the commons

Predatory capital and forced evictions in Papua New Guinea and Burma
ByPenny Green, Kristian Lasslett, Angela Sherwood

part VI|45 pages

Criminology and the border

chapter |14 pages

Borders, crime and justice

ByDoris Marie Provine, Marjorie S. Zatz

chapter |15 pages

Shifting borders

Crime, borders, international relations and criminology
ByJude McCulloch, Jacqui True

chapter |14 pages

The criminology of mobility

BySharon Pickering, Mary Bosworth, Katja Franko Aas