Analysing interactions within the criminal deportation system

Analysing interactions within the criminal deportation system


Funded by The Australian Research Council (Discovery Project)

This project aims to investigate the convergence of migration control and criminal justice by analysing pathways to criminal deportation. The project expects to generate new criminological understandings of deportation as a means of promoting community safety using interdisciplinary approaches that capture regional and metropolitan practice. Expected outcomes include knowledge of how information flows between migration control and criminal justice agencies, and the implications for policing, courts, and prison administration. This should provide significant benefits for policy-makers and practitioners, by articulating emerging and unexplored practices that have major consequences for community safety, social cohesion and the rule-of-law.

ARC: DP210100931

Fields of research

Criminal law; Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems); Migration, asylum and refugee law

Chief Investigators

Lead CI

Professor Leanne Weber (University of Canberra)


Associate Professor Marinella Marmo (Flinders University)

Professor Alison Gerard (University of Canberra)

Dr Faith Gordon (The Australian National University)


Professor Mary Bosworth (University of Oxford)

Project start


Project status


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