Crimmigration in Europe (Introduction)

3 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018

See all articles by Maartje van der Woude

Maartje van der Woude

Leiden Law School - Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology

Vanessa Barker

Stockholm University

Joanne van der Leun

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Date Written: 2017


In this special issue, we take up the concept of crimmigration more concretely and examine its applicability, relevance and limitations for understanding the European context and individual European countries. Contributors examine the importance of national social and political contexts while analysing more general trends and issues in immigration and crime. By bringing together quantitative and qualitative empirical and theoretical contributions from a variety of European countries, in this special issue we want to focus on the question of whether the process of crimmigration is as visible on the European continent as it is in the United States and, if so, to what extent it has distinctive characteristics, drivers and outcomes.

Keywords: crimmigration, migration, bordering practices, inclusion and exclusion, othering

Suggested Citation

van der Woude, Maartje and Barker, Vanessa and van der Leun, Joanne, Crimmigration in Europe (Introduction) (2017). European Journal of Criminology 14(1): 3-6; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 3104493. Available at SSRN:

Maartje Van der Woude (Contact Author)

Leiden Law School - Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology ( email )

Postbus 9520
Leiden, 2300

Vanessa Barker

Stockholm University ( email )

Universitetsvägen 10
Stockholm, Stockholm SE-106 91

Joanne Van der Leun

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics