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    Crimmigration, imprisonment and racist violence: narratives of people seeking asylum in Great Britain

    Bhatia, Monish (2019) Crimmigration, imprisonment and racist violence: narratives of people seeking asylum in Great Britain. Journal of Sociology , ISSN 1440-7833. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The past five decades have witnessed a dramatic growth in immigration controls. The external controls have expanded, but at the same time, there has been a proliferation of internal control measures. The British state has increasingly resorted to using penal machinery to punish people who violate immigration laws. Individuals can now be prosecuted under the criminal law and receive custodial sentences for immigration crimes. This article draws upon narratives, interviews and experiences of asylum seekers who were imprisoned for such crimes, in order to understand how their trauma is exacerbated and ways in which injuries are strategically and deliberately inflicted by the state and built within legal and policy frameworks. It draws attention to the racist nature of the crimmigration system and production of violence.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Accepted for publication by Sage Journals. Reuses restricted to non-commercial and no derivatives.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Monish Bhatia
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 15:31
    Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 09:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29401

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