Griffiths, CE (2013) Living with ‘Aliens’: Contrasting Public Perceptions and Experiences of Immigration at a ‘National’ and ‘Local’ Level. Criminal Justice Matters, 93 (1). pp. 26-27. ISSN 1934-6220

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According to a recent article entitled Immigration is British society's biggest problem (Boffey, 2013) nearly a third of the British public who took part in a survey perceive immigration to be one of the greatest causes of social division. Segregation and the ‘parallel lives’ that diverse cultures lead have been high on the political agenda ever since the 2001 northern riots in the towns of Oldham, Bradford and Burnley. Government policies have attempted to promote community cohesion and integration in diverse neighbourhoods. The topic of immigration and its imagined ‘threat’ to ‘British’ values and to ‘British’ communities has arisen again recently with both the Romanian and Bulgarian migration flows, and the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby; both of which have sparked a hostile response in negative media portrayals of immigrants or in protests against immigration involving the far right.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Criminal Justice Matters on 19 August 2013, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 15:22
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 15:46

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