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
31 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2014
Date Written: 2014
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
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