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Birthplace, Migration and Crime: The Australian Experience

Francis, Ronald (2014) Birthplace, Migration and Crime: The Australian Experience. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

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Abstract

Summary: Issues surrounding the migration of human beings are some of the most pressing of our time. Through both historical and contemporary material, this book builds on the author's previous work in the area to explore the landscape of crime and migration in Australia. Focusing primarily upon the Australian experience, but illuminated by studies in other countries and at other times, Professor Francis provides a comprehensive account of crime and migration, linking migration policy with criminality and mental health and arguing that it is birthplace, not race, which impacts upon crimes committed by migrants. Covering a diverse range of issues from the police, courts and prisons to victimology and immigration policy, this book will appeal to scholars across Criminology, Sociology, Law, Migration Studies and Politics. PART I: HISTORICAL, POLICY, AND LEGAL ISSUES -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Policy, Population, and Culture -- 3. Immigration Reports to Date -- PART II: ISSUES, DATA, AND INTERPRETATION -- 4. Crime Issues -- 5. Law Issues -- 6. Police -- 7. Courts -- 8. Prisons -- 9. Mental Health and Crime -- 10. Victimology -- 11. Communication -- PART III: METHOD, THEORY, AND MORAL ISSUES -- 12. Social Matters and Indicators -- 13. Theory and Critiques -- 14. Special Problems: Some Basic Facts -- 15. Moral Issues -- PART IV: CONCLUDING COMMENTS -- 16. Commentary and Conclusions.

Item Type: Book
Edition: 1
ISBN: 9781137386472
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminology; sociology; migration policy; mental health; politics
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Law and Justice
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 23:40
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 00:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30656
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