CHICLA 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement (Crosslistsed Sociology, Legal Studies)

This course engages both historical and present-day debates surrounding immigration and crime. Emphases include: (1) theories of migration and criminal behavior; (2) the motivation for, and effectiveness of, immigration enforcement; (3) the increasing use of criminal justice tools in border enforcement, and; (4) the experiences of living undocumented in the United States. A significant focus of this course will be on Latin@ immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border.