The New Penology Revisited: The Criminalization of Immigration as a Pacification Strategy
The New Penology is a set of criminal justice policies that focuses on risk management and control of certain groups of people. Scholars have noted the existence of these strategies since the early 1990s. One population for whom these strategies is most apparent is undocumented immigrants in the United States. First, this article outlines the new penology as it related to undocumented immigrants. Next, it offers an explanation of pacificati on strategies as they relate to policy and finally, the article provides a new theoretical explanation for current immigration policy. The authors argue that pacification strategies lead to the existence and popularity of new penological strategies.
Justice Policy Journal
Ackerman, Alissa R.; Sacks, Meghan; and Furman, Rich, "The New Penology Revisited: The Criminalization of Immigration as a Pacification Strategy" (2014). Social Work Publications. 7.