Integration and reintegration: comparing pathways to citizenship through asylum and criminal justice

Kirkwood, S. and McNeill, F. (2015) Integration and reintegration: comparing pathways to citizenship through asylum and criminal justice. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(5), pp. 511-526. (doi:10.1177/1748895815575618)

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Abstract

The development of scholarship related to particular categories of people who are subject to different forms of social control often results in subfields that become or remain isolated from each other. As an example, theory and research relating to the reintegration of ex-offenders and the integration of asylum seekers have developed almost completely independently. However, both processes involve people who are marginalized and stigmatized through legal and social processes, and policies and practices in the two fields share somewhat similar concepts and goals. This article therefore seeks to identify insights through a critical comparison of these two areas of research, theory and practice, with the intention of enriching our understanding of both. This comparison highlights that the frameworks reviewed here enable us to move beyond a narrow focus on service user’s behaviours, needs or risks, and into an examination of questions of identity, belonging and justice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McNeill, Professor Fergus
Authors: Kirkwood, S., and McNeill, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Criminology and Criminal Justice
Journal Abbr.:CCJ
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1748-8958
ISSN (Online):1748-8966

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