Criminalizing people smuggling: Preventing or globalizing harm?

Leanne Weber, Michael Grewcock

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The unprecedented demand to cross borders is an ongoing challenge for developed states. In this chapter we argue that attempts to selectively prohibit transnational movements against a backdrop of continued pressure for cross border mobility has produced a range of damaging outcomes for both illegalized travellersi and the state. Focusing on policies aimed at preventing the arrival of forced migrantsii to Australia, we identify the iatrogenic effects of prohibitionist border policies, and question wheth transnational cooperation against people smuggling is preventing or globalizing harm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime
EditorsFelia Allum, Stan Gilmour
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780203698341
ISBN (Print)9780415579797
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


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