The limitations of official statistics in relation to the criminality of migrants in Greece

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58468
Title:
The limitations of official statistics in relation to the criminality of migrants in Greece
Authors:
Antonopoulos, G. A. (Georgios)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Antonopoulos, G. A. (2005) 'The limitations of official statistics in relation to the criminality of migrants in Greece', Police Practice and Research, 6 (3), pp.251-260.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Police Practice and Research
Issue Date:
Jul-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58468
DOI:
10.1080/15614260500206269
Abstract:
Greece has become a very popular destination for people from developing countries, and especially the former Eastern bloc since the beginning of the 1990s. Although, historically, the country experienced emigration, neither it was ready for, nor accustomed to, the influx of people immigrating in recent years. The result has been the creation of a ubiquitous 'moral panic,' a phenomenon seemingly prevailing among the public, the media, and very importantly the police. There seems to be an urge, especially on the part of the police, to back up their 'dangerous migrant' argument based on the publication and analysis of official statistics. The purpose of this paper is to offer a critique of the limitations of official statistics in relationship to the criminality of migrants in Greece, showing that they are to a large extent incomplete, erratic, and thus cannot guide police practices when it comes to migrants.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
Greece; immigration; migrants; criminality; official statistics
ISSN:
1561-4263
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 21/12/09]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 21/12/09]

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dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulos, G. A. (Georgios)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:49Z-
dc.date.issued2005-07-
dc.identifier.citationPolice Practice and Research; 6 (3): 251-260-
dc.identifier.issn1561-4263-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15614260500206269-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58468-
dc.description.abstractGreece has become a very popular destination for people from developing countries, and especially the former Eastern bloc since the beginning of the 1990s. Although, historically, the country experienced emigration, neither it was ready for, nor accustomed to, the influx of people immigrating in recent years. The result has been the creation of a ubiquitous 'moral panic,' a phenomenon seemingly prevailing among the public, the media, and very importantly the police. There seems to be an urge, especially on the part of the police, to back up their 'dangerous migrant' argument based on the publication and analysis of official statistics. The purpose of this paper is to offer a critique of the limitations of official statistics in relationship to the criminality of migrants in Greece, showing that they are to a large extent incomplete, erratic, and thus cannot guide police practices when it comes to migrants.-
dc.publisherRoutledge-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 21/12/09]-
dc.subjectGreece-
dc.subjectimmigration-
dc.subjectmigrants-
dc.subjectcriminality-
dc.subjectofficial statistics-
dc.titleThe limitations of official statistics in relation to the criminality of migrants in Greece-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. School of Social Sciences and Law.-
dc.identifier.journalPolice Practice and Research-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
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or.citation.harvardAntonopoulos, G. A. (2005) 'The limitations of official statistics in relation to the criminality of migrants in Greece', Police Practice and Research, 6 (3), pp.251-260.-
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