Monday, May 12, 2014

“The Borders of Crimmigration” Conference

 Crimmigration

The theme

Globalization has led to a far-reaching transformation of the relationship between states which is particularly evident in the way that territorial borders are managed, negotiated and imagined. As the relationships between states shift and the boundaries between national and international become increasingly blurred, scholars and practitioners have come to realize that the changes in the nature and the meaning of borders require greater translation and interaction between various disciplines such as criminology, sociology, law, anthropology, political sciences and international relations. In this second CINETS conference, we aim to bring together scholars, practitioners, NGO’s and (PhD-) students from these various disciplines in order to contribute to the discussion on– actual or imaginary, legal or social, internal or external - borders as a key concept in crimmigration studies. Besides raising questions on discussing immigration policies concerning crimmigration in relation to borders and border control, this conference aims to address questions on the extent and differences in the policies implemented to penalize aggressors in crimes involving immigrants. This conference will not only focus on abstract theoretical notions that have been claimed to explain the crimmigration trend, but also on the practical implications and (un)intended consequences of crimmigration in the field of law enforcement.

Keynote speakers

We are proud to introduce our five excellent keynote speakers:

Katja Frankoo Aas, professor of criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law of the University of Oslo. Her primary research interests are in globalization, migration, international police co-operation, and on the uses of advanced information and communication technologies in contemporary crime control strategies, border controls in particular. She is currently heading research projects on crime control in the borderlands of Europe and on Frontex, the European agency for the management of external borders.

Mary Bosworth, reader in criminology and fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and professor of criminology at Monash University, Australia. Professor Bosworth conducts international and comparative research into the ways in which prisons and immigration detention centres uphold notions of race, gender and citizenship and how those who are confined negotiate their daily lives. She is currently heading a research project on incarceration in a global age and conducting research in Greek immigration detention centres.

Jennifer Chacón. Jennifer Chacón is professor of law at the School of Law of the University of California at Irvine. She does research in the fields of immigration law, constitutional law and criminal law and procedure. As a teacher of both criminal procedure and immigration law and policy, professor Chacón is particularly interested in questions arising at the intersection of these fields.

Juliet Stumpf. Juliet Stumpf is professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Her research explores the intersection of immigration law with criminal law, constitutional law, civil rights, and employment law. She coined the term ‘crimmigration’ in her influential article ‘The Crimmigration Crisis: Immigrants, Crime, and Sovereign Power ‘ (2006, American University Law Review). Professor Stumpf is a founding member of the CINETS network.

Michael Tonry. Michael Tonry is one of the world’s leading experts on crime and public policy. He is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy, director of the Institute on Crime and Public Policy of the University of Minnesota, and a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute on Comparative and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Professor Tonry is the founder and editor of the well-known series Crime and Justice - A Review of Research (University of Chicago Press, since 1977).

Panel sessions

Furthermore, presenters from all over the world and from different academic backgrounds will touch upon a broad range of migration related topics in 19 interactive panel sessions. The panel sessions will cover subjects such as human trafficking, cross-national perspectives on immigration detention, deportation, border practices, national cases of crimmigration, and many more.

Please visit the website for additional information. 

KJ

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