Criminalising People Smuggling: Preventing or Globalising Harm?

The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, F. Allum & S. Gilmour (Eds), pp 379-390.

Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2520375

Posted: 7 Nov 2014

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Leanne Weber

Monash University

Michael Grewcock

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The unprecedented demand to cross borders is an ongoing challenge for developed states. In this chapter we argue that attempts to selectively prohibit transnational movements against a backdrop of continued pressure for cross border mobility has produced a range of damaging outcomes for both illegalized travellers and the state. Focusing on policies aimed at preventing the arrival of forced migrants to Australia, we identify the iatrogenic effects of prohibitionist border policies, and question whether transnational cooperation against people smuggling is preventing or globalizing harm.

Keywords: border control, people smuggling, border harm, transnational harm

Suggested Citation

Weber, Leanne and Grewcock, Michael, Criminalising People Smuggling: Preventing or Globalising Harm? (2011). The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, F. Allum & S. Gilmour (Eds), pp 379-390.; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2520375. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2520375

Leanne Weber (Contact Author)

Monash University ( email )

Melbourne
Australia

Michael Grewcock

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia
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+61 (2) 9385 1774 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/staff/GrewcockM/

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