The Criminalization of Immigration: The Post 9/11 Moral Panic
ISBN-13: 978-1-59332-616-6 / Hardcover
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 / xii, 164 pages
"Essential. All collections in immigration studies, criminal justice, criminology, deviance, and social control." -- Choice
After the September 11th attacks the United States government sought a response to terrorism. The ensuing â€œwar on terrorâ€ brought sweeping new federal regulations and changes in immigration policy. Consequent changes in societyâ€™s reaction to immigration and the degree to which immigrants have become criminalized are apparent. Hauptman reveals the effects of a moral panic toward immigration after 9/11, explaining social control initiatives like the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, as a direct result of the concern over immigrants in the United States. Hauptman concludes that the response to the attacks resulted in the criminalization of immigrants in post-September 11th society.