Refugee Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice

Scholars from across the globe have consistently looked at the problem of migration and criminal phenomenon via different lenses. This book aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the criminal issues associated with the migration phenomenon and how the countries have, individually and globally, instituted combative and preventative legislation and other measures to address it. Forced migration usually results from imbalances in power and/or resources that compels indigenous citizens to be displaced, owing to fear of life, health or any other kind of persecution. From Syria to Myanmar, refugees and migrant communities face severe challenges in regards to economic stability, access to housing and healthcare, employability and fundamental rights within the host country. The complexity and scope of this struggle does not end with the first generation but permeates to a few generations onwards, thus holding back the displaced community from becoming an integral part of their new society and home. Refugees also form the most vulnerable community for radicalization or recruitment into crimes. The need of the hour is to institute reparative measures aimed towards only positive discrimination by formulating new policy responses and levying effective legal and institutional management of the problem at the level of human rights, societal integration and national security.