The rise and rise of mandatory immigration detention

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This chapter explores legal and policy transfers in the area of immigration detention and their impact on child migrants. It uses as a case study the apparent borrowing of these regressive immigration control measures between the United States and Australia. It also examines the subsequent spread of rights-sensitive case management Alternatives to Detention (ATD) models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtecting migrant children
Subtitle of host publicationin search of best practice
EditorsMary Crock, Lenni B. Benson
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781786430267
ISBN (Print)9781786430250
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • policy transfer
  • legal transfer
  • mandatory
  • detention
  • Australia
  • United States
  • refugee
  • asylum
  • asylum seekers


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