Race, Criminal Justice and Migration Control: Enforcing the Boundaries of Belonging (Oxford University Press) was published last week, co-edited by University of Oxford, Centre for Criminology academics Professor Mary Bosworth and Dr Alpa Parmar alongside Professor Yolanda Vazquez, based at the University of Cincinnati, College of Law.

This timely volume brings together fourteen stellar chapters, a prologue and epilogue written by academic contributors from around the world and border criminologies members who are working within and across the disciplinary boundaries of criminology, law, sociology, and race and gender studies.


By placing race at the centre of its analysis, the book examines, questions, and explains the growing intersection between criminal justice and migration control. Through the lens of race, the volume discusses how criminal justice and migration enmesh in order to exclude, stop and excise racialized citizens and non-citizens from societies across the world within, beyond, and along borders. Altogether the book presents a critical and timely analysis of how race shapes and complicates mobility and how racism is enabled and reanimated when criminal justice and migration control coalesce. For details on how to obtain a discounted copy of the book, please see here.