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Contesting Crimmigration in Post-hukou China

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 08/2022
Edizione: 1st ed. 2022


This book focuses on the criminalization trend and process regarding the internal migration in contemporary China from the perspective Law-in-Action. In Chinese society today, internal migrants are commonly perceived as criminals. Crimmigration, a global term that communicated the convergence of the criminal legal system and the immigration enforcement system, manifest itself in China’s hukou-based (also known as the household registration system) criminal legal system. How hukou has been constructed into the concept of Crimmigration in China strikes at the core of the ultimate questions of this book: who is being criminalized, how does the political-economic-cultural institution known as ‘hukou’ shape the criminal justice process, and how has the role of hukou changed over time in the ever-changing process?

Drawing on interviews with police, prosecutors, criminal lawyers & judges, prison staff and migrant leaders in Yangtze River Delta, China, this book reflects on a historical development on hukou and its function in social control. Each chapter contributes to an extended analysis of pragmatic aspects of decision-making moments in the criminal justice system. This book will appeal to criminology researchers and students with in interest in law, politics, migration, and citizenship in contemporary China.


1) Introduction: the Great Migration and Hukou
2) Theorising migration and crime in China
3) Researching Legal Elites and Power in China
4) Policing
5) Prosecution and Sentencing
6) Prison
7) Contesting Crimmigration in Post-hukou China
8) Governing mobility in the post-hukou era


Dr. Tian Ma is Lecturer of Criminology at De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom. She has completed her dual PhD in Cultural and Global Criminology at University of Kent and Utrecht University in 2019. Tian’s main research interests center around issues of migration and crime with a particular focus on crimmigration on the one hand and border criminology on the other.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 524 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:XVIII, 218 p. 18 illus., 12 illus. in color.
Pagine Arabe: 218
Pagine Romane: xviii

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