Unpacking the figure of the 'foreign criminal': Race, gender and the victim-villain binary
is one of the consequences of globalization
soon to become its greatest perpetuum mobile
. For some it is synonymous to hope and new beginnings. For others (governments and public offices mostly) it brings along rise in crime and social unrest. The UK COMPAS,
specialized centre on migration, brings forward a sharp and brisk essay based on a master's dissertation. The author dwells upon the phenomenon of "foreign criminal"
. How is he? Is he a he or a she? Where was he/she born? How can we fight criminal influx into our countries based upon sociological data? Here
are some thoughts.