Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology

The Criminal Victimization of Immigrants

Authors: McDonald, William F.

  • Offers a timely review of victimization of immigrants and racial hate crime
  • Examines macro and micro theories of victimization to explain the treatment of immigrants 
  • Incorporates qualitative, quantitative, and historical data from: the US, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and Australia
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This book offers a comprehensive examination of the many forms of victimization of immigrants, including trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation and forced labor; assaulting, robbing and raping; refusing to pay wages; renting illegal living space that violates health codes; and domestic abuse both in general, and in particular, of mail-order brides.
McDonald examines a broad range of quantitative and qualitative data from historical and international sources including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Britain, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, and Spain. He writes with a view to correcting myths about the relationship between immigrants and crime, noting that immigrants are more likely to become victims than offenders. 
The book outlines the multiple forms and contexts in which immigrants are victimized, exploited, and harmed. Reviewing micro- and macro-level victimological and sociological theories as they apply to patterns and forms of immigrants’ victimization, this study ultimately seeks to understand reasons for which immigrants are victimized by their own kind, and by persons outside their community.

About the authors

William F. McDonald is Professor at the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University, USA; and Co- Director at the Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure at the Law Center, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Immigrant as Victim: The Minimal Research

    McDonald, William F.

    Pages 1-10

  • Theories of Criminal Victimization

    McDonald, William F.

    Pages 11-28

  • The Criminal Victimization of Immigrants: A Meta Survey

    McDonald, William F.

    Pages 29-45

  • Exploiting Immigrant Vulnerability

    McDonald, William F.

    Pages 47-54

  • Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime

    McDonald, William F.

    Pages 55-73

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69062-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69061-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Criminal Victimization of Immigrants
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69062-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69062-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69061-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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