Routledge studies in criminal justice, borders and citizenship.
"We live in an era of mass mobility where governments remain committed to closing borders, engaging with securitisation discourses and restrictive immigration policies, which in turn nurture xenophobia and racism. It is within this wider context of social and political unrest that the contributors of this collection reflect on their experiences of conducting criminological research. This collection focuses on the challenges of doing research on the intersections between criminal justice and immigration control, choosing and changing methodologies while juggling the disciplinary and interdisciplinary requirements of the works audience.From research design, to fieldwork to writing-up, this book captures every part of the research process, drawing on a range of topics such as migration control, immigrant detention and border policing. It also reflects on more neglected areas such as the interpersonal and institutional contexts of research and the ontological and epistemological assumptions embedded within data analysis methods. It makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the major developments in current research in this field, how and why they occur and with what consequences.This book seeks to shake off the phantom of undisturbed research settings by bringing to the fore the researchers' involvement in the research process and its products. An interdisciplinary collection, it can be used as a reference not just for those interested in the criminology of mobility but also as a learning tool for anyone conducting research on a highly charged topic in contemporary policy and politics."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, 1 Producing and presenting knowledge in an era of mass mobility chapter Criminal justice research in an era of mass mobility A brief introduction / Mary Bosworth Katja Franko Sharon Pickering chapter 1 Taking the border for a walk A reflection on the agonies and ecstasies of exploratory research / Leanne Weber chapter 2 Manoeuvring in tricky waters Challenges in being a useful and critical migration scholar / May-Len Skilbrei chapter 3 'Crimmigration' statistics Numbers as evidence and problem / Synnøve Jahnsen Kristin Slettvåg chapter 4 Funnel politics Framing an 'irreal' 1 space / Nicolay B. Johansen part, 2 Epistemological and methodological accounts in practice chapter 5 Expectations and realities of fieldwork by a nascent qualitative researcher / Brandy Cochrane chapter 6 Spotting foreigners inside the courtroom Race, crime and the construction of foreignness / Ana Aliverti chapter 7 Migrant voices in the Global South Challenges of recruitment, participation and interpretation / Bodean Hedwards Sirakul Suwinthawong chapter 8 Life and death in immigration detention / Dominic Aitken chapter 9 Making sense of the shifting 'field' Ethical and practical considerations in researching life after immigration detention / Sarah Turnbull part, 3 The politics of positionality, ethics and emotions chapter 10 Researching vulnerable women Sharing distress and the risk of secondary and vicarious trauma / Alice Gerlach chapter 11 In the absence of sympathy Serious criminal offenders and the impact of border control measures / Rebecca Powell Marie Segrave chapter 12 Reflexivity and theorizing Conceptualizing the police role in migration control / Helene O. I. Gundhus chapter 13 Race at the border / Alpa Parmar chapter 14 One of us or one of them? Researcher positionality, language, and belonging in an all-foreign prison / Dorina Damsa Thomas Ugelvik chapter 15 Voices in immigration detention centres in Greece Different actors and possibilities for change / Andriani Fili.