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Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz, and Ramiro Martínez


Arizona's controversial new immigration bill is just the latest of many steps in the new criminalization of immigrants. While many cite the presumed criminality of illegal aliens as an excuse for ever-harsher immigration policies, it has in fact been well-established that immigrants commit less crime, and in particular less violent crime, than the native-born and that their presence in communities is not associated with higher crime rates. This book moves beyond debunking the presumed crime and immigration linkage, broadening the focus to encompass issues relevant to law and society, immigrati ... More

Keywords: immigration bill, immigrants, illegal aliens, immigration policies, crime rates, refugee policy, crime, law, victimization

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814749029
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814749029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charis E. Kubrin, editor

Marjorie S. Zatz, editor

Ramiro Martínez, editor

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1 Introduction

Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz, and Ramiro Martínez, Jr.

Part I New Modes of Control

2 Panic, Risk, Control

Michael Welch

3 Growing Tensions between Civic Membership and Enforcement in the Devolution of Immigration Control

Doris Marie Provine, Monica Varsanyi, Paul G. Lewis, and Scott H. Decker

4 No Surprises

Kyrsten Sinema

Part II Consequences for Individuals and Communities

6 The Ruptures of Return

M. Kathleen Dingeman-Cerda and Susan Bibler Coutin

7 Race, Land, and Forced Migration in Darfur

Wenona Rymond-Richmond and John Hagan

Part III Layered Realities

10 Social Stressors, Special Vulnerabilities, and Violence Victimization among Latino Immigrant Day Laborers in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Alice Cepeda, Nalini Negi, Kathryn Nowotny, James Arango, Charles Kaplan, and Avelardo Valdez

11 Conclusion

Marjorie S. Zatz, Charis E. Kubrin, and Ramiro Martínez, Jr.