As unprecedented levels of human mobility continue to define our era, criminal justice institutions in countries around the world are increasingly shaped by mass migration and its control. This collection brings together legal scholars from Europe and the United States to consider the implications of the attendant changes on the exercise of state penal power and those subject to it. The contributions in this special issue are united by a shared set of questions about the salience of citizenship for contemporary criminal justice policies and practices. They are specifically concerned with questions of fair and equal treatment, the changing configurations of state sovereignty, and the significance of migration on criminal justice policies and practices. Collectively, the articles show how, in grappling with mass mobility and diversity, states are devising novel forms of control, many of which erode basic criminal justice principles and reinforce existing social hierarchies.
Introduction: Criminal Justice Adjudication in an Age of Migration
Ana Aliverti is Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Warwick. She received her doctorate in law at the University of Oxford. She has conducted research on the criminal courts and the police in Britain. Her major research interests are in criminal law and criminology, and on the intersections between criminal and immigration law enforcement.
Mary Bosworth is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. She is Assistant Director of the Centre for Criminology and Director of Border Criminologies (http://bordercriminologies.law.ox.ac.uk). She conducts research into the ways in which prisons and immigration detention centers uphold notions of race, gender, and citizenship, and how those who are confined negotiate their daily lives. Her research is international and comparative, and is currently supported by a five-year European Research Council Starter Grant, 313362.
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Ana Aliverti, Mary Bosworth; Introduction: Criminal Justice Adjudication in an Age of Migration. New Criminal Law Review 1 February 2017; 20 (1): 1–11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nclr.2017.20.1.1
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