Crime, Punishment and Migration (Compact Criminology)

Crime, Punishment and Migration (Compact Criminology)

By: Dario Melossi (author)Paperback

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In the globalized world an extensive process of international migration has developed. The resulting conundrum of issues when examining crime and migration makes for a bitterly complex and intriguing set of debates. In this compelling account, Dario Melossi provides an authoritative take on the theory and research examining the connection of crime, migration and punishment. Through a socio-historical and criminological approach, he shows that the core questions of migrants' criminal behaviour are tightly related to the rules and practices of migrants' reception within the various countries' social and normative structures. Written for students, academics, researchers and activists with an interest in the topic, the book will appeal to individuals in a range of disciplines, from criminology and sociology to politics, international relations, ethnic studies, geography, social policy and development. Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology. Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice - offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist. Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching, learning and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series addresses fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.

About Author

Dario Melossi is Full Professor of Criminology in the School of Law of the University of Bologna. After having being conferred a law degree at this University, he went on to do a Ph. D. in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was then Assistant and thereafter Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of California, Davis, un til the mid-1990s when he went back to Bologna. He has published The Prison and the Factory (1977, together with Massimo Pavarini), The State of Social Control: A Sociological Study of Concepts of State and Social Control in the Making of Democracy (1990), and Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking About Crime in Europe and America (2008), plus about 200 other edited books, chapters, and articles. He has been Editor of Studi sulla questione criminale, is currently Editor-in-Chief of Punishment and Society, and is member of the Board of many other professional journals. In 2007 he was conferred the "International Scholarship Prize" of the Law and Society Association and in 2014 the "European Criminology Award" of the European Society of Criminology. His current research concerns the process of construction of deviance and social control within the European Union, especially with regard to migration processes.


Introduction Chapter 1: Crime and Migration, Development of a Relationship Chapter 2: Crime, Punishment and Migration in an Age of Globalization: America Chapter 3: Crime, Punishment and Migration in an Age of Globalization: Europe Chapter 4: The Importance of Legal Status in a Globalized World In Conclusion: Crime, Migration, Social Change and Innovation

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  • ISBN13: 9781849200806
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781849200806
  • weight: 180
  • ISBN10: 1849200807

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