Crimmigration, Capital, and Consequences 5th Biennial CINETS Conference

Crimmigration, Capital, and Consequences, 5th Biennial CINETS Conference

September 24 – 26, 2020, Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon

The Crimmigration Control International Network of Studies (CINETS) is pleased to invite you to our fifth biennial international conference, which will be held in partnership with Lewis & Clark’s 25th annual Business Law Forum.  For the first time, Oxford-based Border Criminologies will join CINETS as a co-host for this event.  

Crimmigration, the merging of immigration enforcement and criminal justice regimes, has rapidly become the dominant response to human mobility around the globe.  Crimmigration has emerged, ironically, in tandem with growing economic globalization. For capital, national borders have virtually disappeared, while the walls, virtual and literal, are growing higher for workers and others who need mobility to thrive, and even survive.  Race, ethnicity, and personal wealth matter in who gains entry. Are fairness, justice, and inclusion, values that democratic societies hold dear, to be available only on a members-only basis? What is the role of capital in fomenting human mobility and profiting from the barriers that governments are erecting to deter immigrants?  How can we resist the bordering trend that works selectively against those most in need? This conference will treat crimmigration and bordering holistically as systems nested within economy and society in subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways.

We welcome individual and panel submission (fully or partly-formed).  The conference also welcomes submissions for work-in-progress sessions, including potential Border Criminologies blog posts.  To apply, submit a (maximum) 200-word abstract, with a tentative title and contact information. Please indicate whether you are applying for a papers-only panel or a work-in-progress/blog post session.

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020.  Send your submissions and questions to Richard Adams at

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.  

Juliet Stumpf (, Marie Provine (, and Mary Bosworth (