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Case Study: Lost and Found Christianity, Conversion, and Gang Disaffiliation in Guatemala  

Kevin O’Neill

Important research focuses on why thousands of young men and women join youth gangs, but much can be learned from looking at a single life in order to understand ways individuals manage to ... More

Case Study: Sentencing Violent Juvenile Offenders in Color Blind France: Does Ethnicity Matter?  

Sebastian Roché, Mirta B. Gordon, and Marie-Aude Depuiset

Race and ethnicity are important political issues in France but not important research issues. Even liberals concerned about inequality disagree about the need to study the subject and are ... More

Case Study: Immigration, Social Exclusion, and Informal Economies: Muslim Immigrants in Frankfurt  

Sandra Bucerius

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Much negative public and media attention in Germany focuses on Muslim immigrants, particularly those with guest worker backgrounds. A study based on 5 years of ethnographic fieldwork with ... More

The Convergence of Control: Immigration and Crime in Contemporary Japan  

Ryoko Yamamoto and David Johnson

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
When Japan experienced a “crime crisis” at the turn of the 21st century, crimes by foreign residents became a major target of police. Since then, one main focus of policing has been ... More

Crime and the Global City: Migration, Borders, and the Pre-Criminal  

Katharyne Mitchell and Key MacFarlane

In recent years social scientists have been interested in the growth and transformation of global cities. These metropolises, which function as key command centers in global production ... More

Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in France  

Sophie Body-Gendrot

France has the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe and a long immigration tradition. Official data do not recognize race, ethnicity, or religion as fundamental characteristics ... More

Ethnicity, Migration, and Crime in the Netherlands  

Godfried Engbersen, Arjen Leerkes, and Erik Snel

The development of research on relations among ethnicity, migration, and crime in the Netherlands reflects the ways migration flows and immigration control policies evolved after World War ... More

Immigration, Crime, and Criminalization in Italy  

Stefania Crocitti

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Italy has shifted from being an emigration to an immigration country. In spite of this, Italian laws have been shaped according to an emergency and punitive logic, as if migration were ... More

Searching (With Minimal Success) for Links Between Immigration and Imprisonment  

Jennifer L. Hochschild and Colin Brown

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Jan 2014
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Oct 2013
Involvement in the criminal justice system is an illuminating vantage point from which to analyze the incorporation (or lack thereof) of immigrants into a host country. There are huge ... More

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