Borders, crime and justice

Authored by: Doris Marie Provine , Marjorie S. Zatz

The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415823944
eBook ISBN: 9780203385562
Adobe ISBN: 9781135924331


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National borders are places apart, dense with laws and procedures to control human entry, but also porous enough to encourage the free flow of goods. This is where the contradictions of late capitalism and human migration meet, and where the power of the nation state to affect human lives is daily revealed through a uniquely border-shaped system of crime and justice. Borders can separate communities, and even families, but the fact of separation also creates unique opportunities for crime, violence and impunity.

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