Intra-EU migration and crime: a jigsaw to be reckoned with

Ludwig, Anika and Johnson, Derek (2017) Intra-EU migration and crime: a jigsaw to be reckoned with. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 108 (6). pp. 854-868. ISSN 0040-747X

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The expansion of the EU has generated vast interest and debate about an alleged crime–migration nexus. The gradual disappearance of borders within the EU has created opportunities for easier people movement, and potentially for offenders to commit criminal offences in other countries. The authors have found that little work has been undertaken to understand the general nature of criminal activity by intra-EU migrant populations. Data on localised offending by foreign nationals can be used to inform intelligence by national and international police agencies, to generate effective cross-border information exchange, aid investigatory techniques and significantly inform crime reduction activity and policies. However, where such information is not collected and available for analysis within member states, informed knowledge within and between member states is difficult to achieve. In order to begin to address these discrepancies, the authors suggest multi-disciplinary and mixed methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter_EU migration, intra-EU migration, crime, migration, population
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Derek Johnson
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 11:15
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 07:33

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