The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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Kerrin-Sina Arfsten

Border Vigilantism, Immigration Control and Security on the US-Mexican Border

ISBN 978-3-643-10703-9
Band-Nr. 48
Jahr 2010
Seiten 128
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Hamburger Studien zur Kriminologie und Kriminalpolitik


Using the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps as a case
study, this work explores the emergence and recent
proliferation of civilian border patrol groups at the
US-Mexico border. It is shown that the emergence of these
groups can be linked, on the one hand, to an increasing
criminalization and securitization of immigration. On the
other hand, it is shown that it can also be connected to
globalization and its associated forces of political and
economic liberalization, which have transformed the security
landscape in such a way that this form of citizen activism
is not only tolerated, but arguably even encouraged.

Kerrin-Sina Arfsten (M.A. International
Criminology) is a research associate at the Institute for
Criminological Research, Hamburg University.