By Ana Aliverti
This booklet examines the function of legal legislations within the enforcement of immigration controls during the last twenty years in Britain. The criminalization of immigration prestige has traditionally served services of exclusion and regulate opposed to those that defy the state’s powers over its territory and inhabitants. within the final twenty years, the powers to exclude and punish were more suitable through the growth of of immigration offences and their extra systematic enforcement.
This publication is the first in-depth research on felony offences in Britain, and offers unique empirical fabric in regards to the use of felony powers opposed to suspected immigration wrongdoers. according to interviews with practitioners and employees on the united kingdom Border supplier and information from proceedings concerning immigration defendants, it examines prosecution choice making and the court cases ahead of the felony justice system. Crimes of Mobility critically analyses the criminalization of immigration prestige and, extra as a rule, the features of the felony legislation in immigration enforcement, from a criminal and normative point of view.
It should be of curiosity to lecturers and study scholars engaged on criminology, felony legislations, felony justice, socio-legal stories, migration and refugee stories, and human rights, in addition to felony legislations and immigration practitioners.
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1996). Successive Conservative administrations faced the same dilemma. Within the cabinet, there were opposing views and interests on the proposal of restricting the rights to entry to Commonwealth citizens. One of the main concerns – articulated most strongly by the Colonial Office in charge of foreign relations between Britain and the Commonwealth – was that a restrictionist approach would disregard the historical ties that linked Britain to its former colonies and damage diplomatic and economic relations with them.
In the early 1960s, Britain experienced an economic recession which ended the era of prosperity driven by economic growth and full employment that characterized the post-war years and which set the base for the emergence of Britain as an ‘affluent society’ (Lowe 2005: 110). The economic downturn unleashed a political, social and cultural crisis, and exposed social divisions and inequalities (Seldon 1994; Fraser 2000). 2 Unemployment rate in Britain between 1960 and 1970 Source: Global Financial Data.
Those provisions which had been envisaged for wartime remained in place well after the end of the war to ensure tight regulation of certain foreigners. By the mid-1950s, immigrants from Commonwealth countries, over whom British officials had little control, started to arrive in large numbers. In the post-war period, a number of reforms targeted the rights of Commonwealth citizens; these substantially modified their status as British subjects and the laissez-faire policy towards them. 31 Citizens of the British Empire and Great Britain were considered British subjects with equal rights under the protection of the Crown.