Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands

Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands

Number of page: 245
Author: Arjen Leerkes
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 97890896404992
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Category: Social Science

Making illegal residence unattractive is a way for Western governments to limit migration from non-Western countries. Focusing on Dutch neighbourhoods with substantial levels of unauthorised migrants, Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands examines how restrictive immigration policy influences immigrant crime and perceived neighborhood security. Salient questions arise. To what extent, and under which conditions, do illegal residence and illegal migration impact public safety
Does having illegal residence status influence how people observe or break the law and other social rules
Do their ties with established groups, such as legal migrants, employers and partners, have any sway
Answers to these issues begin surfacing in this rich combination of quantitative information, comprising police figures and surveys on victimisation, and qualitative sources, including interviews at the Dutch Aliens Custody and urban field research.