Punishment, Globalization and Migration Control: 'Get Them the Hell Out of Here'

31 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2018

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Mary Bosworth

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Katja Franko Aas

Independent

Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies; Monash University - Faculty of Arts

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article considers the future of punishment in a world shaped by competing and reinforcing forces of globalization and nationalism. In it, we call for a wider conversation about the growing interdependence between criminal justice and migration control and of its implications for many of the key concepts and approaches within the field of punishment and society. The article examines the renewed salience of defending borders and drawing boundaries between members and non-members, as well as the shifting focus of penal power from issues of imprisonment and morality, towards questions of immobilization and expulsion from the polity. By doing so, it also addresses the gaps in the existing theories and narratives about penality, which fail to take properly into account the implications of global connectivity, while overlooking enduring matters of racial and class inequity. Finally, the article points out how the progressive destabilization of citizenship and the precarity of membership and belonging are inimically linked to increasingly potent exhortations of penal power that affect us all.

Keywords: border control, colonialism, globalization, mobility, penal field, punishment

Suggested Citation

Bosworth, Mary and Aas, Katja Franko and Pickering, Sharon, Punishment, Globalization and Migration Control: 'Get Them the Hell Out of Here' (2018). Punishment & Society. 20(1): 34 – 53; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 3166879. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3166879

Mary Bosworth (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

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Katja Franko Aas

Independent ( email )

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Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

Monash University - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Clayton Victoria, 3800
Australia

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