What can we learn from the interdisciplinary study of immigration detention regimes? Michael Flynn explains in this essay for Oxford University’s “Border Criminologies” research network. […]
Three GDP papers were presented at the 3rd Annual CINETS Conference, “Crimmigration in the Shadow of Sovereignty,” held at the University of Maryland on 6-7 October 2016: Galina Cornelisse, “The Constitutionalisation of Immigration Detention“; Matthew Flynn, “Capitalism and Immigration Control“; and Michael Flynn, “Detained Beyond the Sovereign.” Information about the conference is available here. […]
Border Criminologies: Assessing the Changing Architecture of Crime and Punishment
This paper examines contributions from the nascent field of “Border Criminologies” in assessing the changing architecture of crime and punishment, focusing primarily on immigration detention.
The CJEU’s Ruling in Celaj: Criminal penalties, entry bans and the Returns Directive
In its ruling in the Skerdjan Celaj case (C-290/14), rendered on 1st October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) addressed once again the relation between immigration and criminal law and in particular the compatibility of national penal measures imposed as a punishment for irregular migration with the EU Returns Directive.
Crimmigration in the European Union: The Case of Immigration Detention
For over a decade U.S immigration scholars and practitioners have observed a growing convergence between criminal justice and migration control systems. Regular posts at the crImmigration.com blog document the spread of this phenomenon in the U.S. This post, which builds on the author’s Global Detention Project working paper “Crimmigration” in the European Union through the […]
“Crimmigration” in the European Union through the Lens of Immigration Detention
The phenomenon of “crimmigration”—or the convergence of criminal and immigration laws—appears to have a harmful impact on migrants, ranging from increasing negative attitudes about non-citizens to more restrictive immigration policies. This Global Detention Project working paper argues that immigration detention regulated by European Union (EU) directives represents a peculiar manifestation of crimmigration. In particular, detention provisions […]