Thursday, December 7, 2017
From the Bookshelves: Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control: Enforcing the Boundaries of Belonging Edited by Mary Bosworth, Alpa Parmar, and Yolanda Vazquez
Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control: Enforcing the Boundaries of Belonging
Edited by Mary Bosworth, Alpa Parmar, and Yolanda Vazquez (Oxford University Press, available Feb. 2018)
In an era of mass mobility, those who are permitted to migrate and those who are criminalized, controlled, and prohibited from migrating are heavily patterned by race. By placing race at the centre of its analysis, this volume brings together fourteen chapters that examine, question, and explain the growing intersection between criminal justice and migration control. Through the lens of race, we see how criminal justice and migration enmesh in order to exclude, stop, and excise racialized citizens and non-citizens from societies across the world within, beyond, and along borders.
Neatly organized in four parts, the book begins with chapters that present a conceptual analysis of race, borders, and social control, moving to the institutions that make up and shape the criminal justice and migration complex. The remaining chapters are convened around the key sites where criminal justice and migration control intersect: policing, courts, and punishment. Together the volume presents a critical and timely analysis of how race shapes and complicates mobility and how racism is enabled and reanimated when criminal justice and migration control coalesce. Race and the meaning of race in relation to citizenship and belonging is excavated throughout the chapters presented in the book, thereby transforming the way we think about migration.
Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia.
Alpa Parmar, lecturer at the Oxford University Centre for Criminology.
Yolanda Vazquez, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.