• Crime and the Global City: Migration, Borders, and the Pre-Criminal

    Author(s):
    Key MacFarlane (see profile) , Katharyne Mitchell
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Anthropology, Global & Transnational Studies, Global DH, Place Studies, Urban Studies
    Subject(s):
    Globalization, Crime and punishment, Migration, Policing, Border studies, Cities
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    crime, borders
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/a4h4-mf40
    Abstract:
    In recent years social scientists have been interested in the growth and transformation of global cities. These metropolises, which function as key command centers in global production networks, manifest many of the social, economic, and political tensions and inequities of neoliberal globalization. Their international appeal as sites of financial freedom and free trade frequently obscures the global city underbelly: practices of labor exploitation, racial discrimination, and migrant deferral. This chapter explores some of these global tensions, showing how they have shaped the strategies and technologies behind urban crime prevention, security, and policing. In particular, the chapter shows how certain populations perceived as risky become treated as pre-criminals: individuals in need of management and control before any criminal behavior has occurred. It is demonstrated further how the production of the pre-criminal can lead to dispossession, delay, and detention as well as to increasing gentrification and violence.
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