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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Research Reports
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Determining Identity and Nationality in Local Policing
Author(s): Hamilton-Smith, Niall
Patel, Shilpa
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Citation: Hamilton-Smith N & Patel S (2010) Determining Identity and Nationality in Local Policing. Home Office. Research Report, 42. Home Office.
Keywords: organised immigration crime
foreign national arrestees
immigration enforcement
immigration and crime
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Date Deposited: 15-Apr-2013
Publisher: Home Office
Series/Report no.: Research Report, 42
Abstract: This research developed out of a series of fairly pragmatic policy concerns regarding the potential benefits and productivity of closer co-operation between local police forces, national police agencies and the UK Border Agency (UKBA) within the context of local police encounters with foreign nationals and illegal migrants. Specifically, the broad aim of this research was to examine the current use, and potential for greater use, of immigration powers by the police when dealing with foreign nationals who have been arrested. In exploring these issues the research developed a number of components, including a baseline study examining working practices in a sample of ten police custody suites, together with the piloting of new enhanced practices for determining nationality and migrant status in a further four pilot sites. All sites were located in England and Wales.
Type: Research Report
Rights: Use in this Repository permitted under the Open Government Licence:
Affiliation: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology
Home Office

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