#61 The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe. A State-of-the-Art of the Academic Literature and Research Cover Image

#61 The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe. A State-of-the-Art of the Academic Literature and Research
#61 The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe. A State-of-the-Art of the Academic Literature and Research

Author(s): Joanna Parkin
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Security and defense, Criminology, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Criminalisation; Migration; Europe; immigration law and policy;
Summary/Abstract: In the last 30 years, a clear trend has come to define modern immigration law and policy. A set of seemingly disparate developments concerning the constant reinforcement of border controls, tightening of conditions of entry, expanding capacities for detention and deportation and the proliferation of criminal sanctions for migration offences, accompanied by an anxiety on the part of the press, public and political establishment regarding migrant criminality can now be seen to form a definitive shift in the European Union towards the so-called ‘criminalisation of migration’. This paper aims to provide an overview of the ‘state-of-the-art’ in the academic literature and EU research on criminalisation of migration in Europe. It analyses three key manifestations of the so called ‘crimmigration’ trend: discursive criminalisation; the use of criminal law for migration management; and immigrant detention, focusing both on developments in domestic legislation of EU member states but also the increasing conflation of mobility, crime and security which has accompanied EU integration.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-361-7
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English