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Migration and Crime

Realities and Media Representations

  • Ecaterina Balica
  • Valentina Marinescu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ecaterina Balica, Valentina Marinescu
    Pages 213-233
  3. Cătălina Croitoru, Elena Ciobanu, Vasile Dumitraș
    Pages 235-251
  4. Angelica Hîrju, Lucian Rotariu
    Pages 253-271
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-278

About this book


This book proposes an interdisciplinary, multicultural and contemporary approach to examining the controversial links between migration and crime. It includes empirical research on migrants and crime to explore the risk and realities of crime and migration, as well as how mass media in different regions of the world has covered violent acts that have involved migrants (as victims or aggressors). The chapters are written by authors from various countries including the UK, Turkey, Slovenia, Iraq, Albania, Chile, the Republic of Moldavia, and Romania, and from different fields of research including: criminology, sociology, political sciences and communication. They bring to light new ideas, new methodologies and results that could be taken and developed further. This volume allows readers to explore the impact of migration on crime.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ecaterina Balica
    • 1
  • Valentina Marinescu
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory ‘Violence and Crime. Prevention and Mediation’Institute of Sociology – Romanian AcademyBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Sociology and Social WorkUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

About the editors

Ecaterina Balica is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy, and Coordinator of the 'Laboratory Violence and Crime. Prevention and Mediation’. She was an expert consultant for the Ministry of Justice, the National Institute of Criminology and NGOs. Her main research interests are: migration and crime, femicide, homicide-suicides, and restorative justice.

Valentina Marinescu is Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, Romania. She teaches methods of research in communication sciences, introduction to communication and sociology of mass media. Her main research interests are communication and media studies.

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