Title

August 24, 2010 -- Quasi-Crime and Quasi-Punishment: Criminal Process Effects of Immigration Status

Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

8-24-2010

Abstract

On August 24, 2010, Professor Jack Chin was a Clason speaker at Western New England College School of Law. He addressed a largely unexplored aspect of the relationship between immigration and crime, the effects of immigration status on ordinary criminal prosecutions (such as burglary or assault). In his work-in-progress, entitled "Quasi-Crime and Quasi-Punishment: Criminal Process Effects of Immigration Status," Professor Chin proposes that it is consistent with both fairness to non-citizens and widely-accepted criminal justice principles to consider—carefully—immigration status in the criminal process.

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