Über den Autor
Associate Professor Sharon Pickering lectures in criminology at Monash University. She led the three year study between Monash and Victoria Police on Counter-Terrorism policing and she is the co-author of the book Counter-Terrorism Policing: Community, Cohesion and Security (Springer, 2008). She has seven other books including Women Policing and Resistance in Northern Ireland (2002), Critical Chatter: Women and Human Rights in South East Asia (2002), and Refugees and State Crime (2005). Dr. Pickering co-convenes the annual Prato Roundtable Series on Transnational Crime that was established in 2006. She recently co-edited a special edition of the journal, Social Justice, entitled "Beyond Transnational Crime". She is currently a Visiting Fellow at UNSW working on a study of deaths at the border.
Introduction. 1. Cultural, Political and Geographical Context. 2. Women Seeking Asylum. 3. Human Trafficking. 4. Women and Global Labour Mobility. 5. Cultures of Border Policing Agencies. 6. States, the Law and Social Control. Conclusion.
--International comparative study of the three most fraught international border crossings
-First international study of extra-legal border crossing specifically focusing on women
-Originally foregrounds gender as a key determinant in the ways borders are policed
-Contribution to charting new approaches to border management focused on human rights and human security