The Incarceration of Foreigners in European Prisons

In The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, Sharon Pickering and Julie Ham (eds), London & New York, Routledge, 2014

Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2535490

31 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2014

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The question of foreign nationals in prison has in many ways been decidedly under-researched; a knowledge 'blind spot'. In this chapter, I hope to contribute to remedy this. I will discuss the rapid increase of foreign nationals in European prisons, employing a dual focus emphasizing both the government and prisoner perspectives. The chapter will offer a specifically European analysis. Despite the explicit focus on the European situation, I believe that many of the problems faced both by governments and incarcerated foreign nationals in Europe will be similar to challenges experienced in other parts of the world.

Keywords: Foreign nationals in prison, European prison systems, prisoner welfare, crimmigration control

Suggested Citation

Ugelvik, Thomas, The Incarceration of Foreigners in European Prisons (2014). In The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, Sharon Pickering and Julie Ham (eds), London & New York, Routledge, 2014, Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2535490, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535490

Thomas Ugelvik (Contact Author)

University of Oslo ( email )

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Oslo, N-0317
Norway

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