Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism

Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism

Hardback Advances in Criminology

Edited by Professor Joshua D. Freilich, Edited by Rob T. Guerette, Series edited by Professor David Nelken

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  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 234mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 0754626504
  • ISBN 13: 9780754626503
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Includes 20 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,711,249

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Immigration and its consequences is a substantially contested subject with hugely differing viewpoints. While some contend that criminal participation by migrants is the result of environmental factors found in the host country that are beyond the control of migrants, others blame migrants for all that is wrong in their communities. In this book, experts from Europe, the USA, Turkey and Israel examine recent developments in the fields of culture conflict, organized crime, victimization and terrorism, all of which intersect to varying degrees with migration and illegal conduct. While the essays further our understanding of a variety of issues surrounding migration, at the same time they illuminate the complexities of managing the challenges as globalization increases.

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Joshua D. Freilich is an Associate Professor in Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA. He is a lead investigator for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START); a Center of Excellence of the US Department of Homeland Security. Research interests include far-right wing culture, political crime, terrorism, criminological theory and international and comparative criminal justice. His research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security and his work has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Behavioral Sciences and the Law and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Rob T. Guerette is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Florida International University, USA. He holds a doctorate from Rutgers University-Newark and was a Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He has worked on various projects including collaborations with the Department of Homeland Security - US Border Patrol and the British Home Office Research Directorate. Research interests include unauthorized immigration and border security, situational crime prevention, problem-oriented policing and public policy related to crime.

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'Migration and crime is a Pandora's Box where many things, not always of good quality, could be found. This anthology differs for two main reasons: it is a wide analysis of the relationships between migration and different forms of crime and a complete and fair explanation of the different roles played by migrants when authors or victims.' Ernesto U. Savona, Universita Cattolica, Italy 'Anyone interested in the role of nationalism and religion in the Balkans and the Middle East will find... [this book]...very important reading...the situation on the ground in Bosnia-Herzegovina is discussed in a series of impressive anthropological studies for which the editors provide a long and impressive introduction. This kind of detailed and painstaking anthropological analysis shows how at risk we are on account of the soap opera snapshots provided by the media.' Journal of Contemporary Religion '...migration is an increasingly current issue, with clear evidence of a trend among national goverernments to strenghen their management of the immigration process, so this is a timely study.' Thames View '...the collection is an interesting contribution [to] the study of the broad relationship among culture, migration and crime. The subject is an extremely important one, because migratory flows are likely to increase in th next few years, and accurate research in the field is vital to prevent the repetition of major errors and the perpetuation of baseless stereotypes.' Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 'This volume is an important addition to...[the]...process of interrogating the field of migration and criminology.' International Migration and Integration

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction, Joshua D. Freilich and Rob T. Guerette. Part I Migration, Religion, Culture and Terrorism: Terrorism rediscovered: the issue of politically inspired criminality, Hans-Heiner Kuhne; Culture or conflict? Migration, culture conflict, and terrorism, Roland Eckert; The 21st Century Kulturkampf: Fundamentalist Islam against occidental culture, Shlomo Giora Shoham; Immigration, security and civil liberties post 9/11: a comparison of American, Austratian and Canadian legislative and policy changes, Matthew R. Opesso, Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman. Part II Migration and Offending Issues: Religiosity and crime: attitudes towards violence and delinquent behavior among young Christians and Muslims in Germany, Katrin Brettfeld and Peter Wetzels; Immigration and juvenile delinquency in Germany, Kerstin Reich; The prison situation of foreigners in Japan, Koichi Miyazawa and Philipp Osten; Media, evil and society: media use and its impacts on crime perception, sentencing attitudes and crime policy in Germany, Christian Pfeiffer, Michael Windzio and Matthias Kleimann. Part III Organized Crime, Trafficking and Refugees: The United Nations global programme against trafficking in human beings: results from phase I of 'coalitions against trafficking in human beings in the Philippines', Alexis A. Aronowitz; Transnational organized crime and trafficking of human beings, Fusun Sokullu-Akinci; Refugees and human rights: an international law perspective, Turgut Tarhanli. Part IV Responding to the Victimization of Migrants: Preventing migrant deaths: a possible role for situational crime prevention, Rob T. Guerette; Providing a helping hand to battered immigrant women: the professionals' perspectives, Edna Erez and Linsey Britz; Dealing with domestic violence in India: a problem solving model for police, Mangai Natarajan; Index.