Borders, Mobility and Technologies of Control by Sharon Pickering, Leanne Weber

By Sharon Pickering, Leanne Weber

The implications for criminology of territorial borders are really unexplored. This ebook offers the 1st systematic try and increase a severe criminology of borders, providing a different therapy of the impression of globalisation and mobility. supplying a wealth of case fabric from Australia, Europe and North the USA, it's precious for college students, teachers, and practitioners operating in criminology, migration, human geography, overseas legislations and politics, globalisation, sociology and cultural anthropology.

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Html. au. The necessity for the government to pursue these other channels has since been diminished by the government’s ability to pass its legislation through both houses of parliament. html. 14 ‘ New bid to repel asylum seekers’, The Australian, 5 November 2003. au. parlinfoweb. au. au. au. html. , 2004, Providing Protection in the 21st Century: Refugee Rights at the Heart of UK Asylum Policy, Asylum Rights Campaign, London. com. , 1993, Postmodern Ethics, Blackwell, Oxford. , 1998, Globalization, Polity Press, Cambridge.

On the 28 August 2001, following a spate of unauthorised arrivals of barely seaworthy fishing boats, the Norwegian merchant vessel MV Tampa, acting at the request of Australian authorities, rescued 430 asylum seekers whose boat had broken down 80 nautical miles from the remote Australian territory of Christmas Island. The events which followed gained widespread media coverage and have been well described elsewhere (see Magner 2004; Morris 2003; Mares 2001). As the humanitarian situation on board the overcrowded ship began to deteriorate, the response of the Australian Government was ‘swift and decisive’ (Howard 2003).

This matters to critical criminologists because there are important parallels between the rise of border protection as an external expression of an unbundled sovereignty in the face of globalising processes, and domestic developments associated with the emergence of a late-modern state which is regulatory (in the economic sphere) yet selectively punitive (in the social sphere) (Braithwaite 2000; Garland 1996). e. e. criminals). Coutin (2005: 22) has argued that ‘the convergence of policies that target illegal immigrants and those directed at criminals more generally makes it useful to bring illegal immigration into the purview of criminology’.

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