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Travelling as a PhD student in law and criminology for research at partner institutions may raise questions of relevance. Though not always photogenic, such exchange trips are crucial to the success of contemporary global research.
Ter Apel houses both the Netherlands’ main asylum reception centre and its only prison specifically for foreign national criminals facing expulsion. We highlight how and why this small village constitutes a spatial expression of crimmigration.
Foreign national prisoners facing deportation can get their sentence reduced when they cooperate with their own return. Aimed at motivating them to leave the Netherlands, this results in big differences in prison sentence length for similar criminal cases.
The Dutch Minister of Education wants foreign students to stay here after their study, while economist Paul Collier wants them to return to help develop their countries. How to solve this discrepancy? Hook up with foreigners from the right countries only!