skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 236358 Find in a Library
Title: Penal Populations in a World in Motion: The Case of the Republic of Ireland (ROI)
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:50  Issue:4  Dated:September 2011  Pages:371-392
Author(s): Caroline O'Nolan
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 22
Publisher: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study used the case of the Republic of Ireland (ROI) to probe the reasons behind the reported presence of foreign nationals in European prisons.
Abstract: It has been contended that the hyper-criminalization of immigrants and especially non-European Union (non-EU) immigrants explains the increased presence of foreign nationals in European prisons. A more nuanced explanation for the changed composition of European prison populations is offered by this article. Structural factors may result in immigrants having a greater risk of criminalization than has the native population, but the presence of foreign nationals in European prisons must also be understood as a product of changes in patterns of criminal activity and increased mobility. The article uses the case of the Republic of Ireland (ROI) to probe the reasons behind the reported presence of foreign nationals in European prisons. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Immigrants/Aliens; Ireland; Minority overrepresentation
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=258353

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.