New PDF release: Birthplace, Migration and Crime: The Australian Experience

By Ronald D. Francis

An ancient and modern account of migrant crime in Australia, this publication explores more than a few matters from psychological health and wellbeing and victimology to immigration coverage and criminal research, arguing that it's birthplace, no longer race, which affects upon crimes devoted by means of migrants.

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The right of any sovereign State to admit or reject would-be citizens must be paramount: this view is tempered by the need to be mindful of helping present cases. Therefore checks and balances are needed. Enclave issues Three illustrative issues arise with respect to enclaves. The first is when a particularly difficult problem confronts Australian courts when the sentencing judge or magistrate is aware that whatever penalty he imposes, the defendant’s own community will exert its own retribution or payback.

Where migrants remit money to their home country it may be regarded as a drain on the host country and the local economy. Additionally, there are questions about whether or not the ‘brain-drained’ remit more. At least this latter question has an answer. Faini (2007) showed that more skilled migrants (the brain-drained) have a smaller propensity to remit, and offered some explanation of why that might happen. This raises the question of whether or not migrants are a net benefit or a net cost to the host community.

Often a tracking number was given to identify the particular vessel, for example, SIEV X. In 2001 an Indonesian fishing boat, the Lampar Bandung, carrying 421 asylum-seekers, sank in a storm 70km south of Java – with only 45 survivors. The area of the sinking was inside the area for which Indonesia was responsible (its zone of search and rescue responsibility). It was also an area that fell inside an Australian border protection surveillance around Christmas Island – about 1,700km from the Australian mainland.

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