The Detention of Asylum Seekers: 20 Reasons Why Criminologists Should Care

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Abstract

This article draws on empirical research into the detention of asylum seekers which was carried out at several international ports in the United Kingdom (see Weber & Gelsthorpe 2000; Weber & Landman 2002). The Deciding to Detain research was motivated by concern over the opaque and highly discretionary way in which decisions to detain asylum seekers are made at UK ports, the relatively frequent recourse to detention on arrival, and official denial that detention is used as a deterrent. The research programme began within a mainstream criminological institution then migrated to an inter-disciplinary centre dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of human rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-30
Number of pages23
JournalCurrent Issues in Criminal Justice
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

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