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Analysis of population migration as a criminogenic factor
Analysis of population migration as a criminogenic factor

Author(s): Mariana Mitra-Niţă
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Security and defense, Criminology, Migration Studies
Published by: Fundatia Română pentru Inteligenta Afacerii
Keywords: Crime; Social relations; Security; Migration; Legal order; Crime causality;

Summary/Abstract: Migration is a voluntary movement of population from one geographic location to another. This movement can be of several types, depending on the cause determining the respective migration. Population movements or its mobility is not a new phenomenon but has deep roots in ancient history. We can even say that in the beginning man was migratory, nomadic and later it became steadfast, linked in some way to certain geographic locations. Population migration has multiple consequences, both positive and negative. Among the negative we can mention overpopulation or underpopulation of certain areas, heterogeneity of traditions and cultures of immigrants, inability of migratory population to adapt to the area they migrated to, not finding a job, marginalization, etc. All these are genuine and objective criminological factors that could actually cause committing crimes in the migratory population. We cannot and do not want to stop the mobility of people, but we can be careful to avoid harmful consequences caused by this phenomenon.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 111-115
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Romanian