1st Crimmigration Control Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

October 11-12, 2012


Universidade de Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal


Over the past years, various authors have shown that migration policy and criminal law have increasingly become merged, mainly in the United States. Stumpf (2006) who has coined the term ‘crimmigration’, observes how immigration violations are increasingly addressed as criminal offenses. This label has spurred a vivid debate across nations and disciplines. At the same time, immigration law is also increasingly used as an instrument of crime control: rather than being rehabilitated and re-integrated in the country of residence, non-citizen criminals may lose their residence permits, in order to be excluded from the territory with the help of immigration law. Strongly related to the crimmigration trend is the development of a political and public discourse in which immigrants are increasingly seen and addressed as ‘dangerous others’, comparable to criminals. Whereas there is ample empirical evidence underlining the crimmigration trend, empirical research into the practice of ethnic/race/nationality profiling as a possible (un)intended result of crimmigration is still lacking.

For this first conference of the Crimmigration Control International Net of Studies we aim to bring together leading academics and junior scholars and practitioners from around the world who are interested in immigration issues, from a legal, sociological and interdisciplinary perspective in order to discuss these and other issues.

Call for Papers:

In order to participate, authors must submit their abstracts before July 1st, 2012. Abstracts must be written in the Congress official languages, Portuguese or English. Submissions should report original work that has not been previously published. Contributions that advance the theory or practice of any aspect of crimmigration and crime control are welcomed. This includes for example theoretical papers, practice case studies, empirical evaluation and methodological work. Abstracts must follow narrative format with 500 words, and the selection of a Topic Area and a Presentation Format (oral or written) is mandatory. Abstracts must include the author(s) identification, professional or academic affiliation (whenever applied) and contacts. Additionally, abstracts must comply with the following authoring guidelines:

1- Title, with a maximum of 100 characters (including spaces)/approximately 10 words;

2 – Three to five keywords arranged according to the relevance of their content in the presentation;

3- A brief description of the presentation goals, its theoretical framework, methodology, main conclusions and bibliographical references; Investigation works should include their objectives, hypotheses and methodological procedures, namely data collection dates, participants, research techniques and main results.

Abstracts can be sent to 1crimmigrationconference@crimmigrationcontrol.com.

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