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ERIC Number: EJ745411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Brutal Borders? Examining the Treatment of Deportees during Arrest and Detention
Phillips, Scott; Hagan, Jacqueline Maria; Rodriguez, Nestor
Social Forces, v85 n1 p93-109 Sep 2006
Recent legislation has produced a dramatic rise in the detention and removal of immigrants from the United States. Drawing on interviews with a random sample of Salvadoran deportees, we examine treatment during arrest and detention. Our findings indicate: (1) deportees are often subject to verbal harassment, procedural failings and use of force; (2) force tends to be excessive; (3) force is more common against deportees than citizens; (4) situational contingencies and organizational actors influence force, but ecological settings do not. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: El Salvador