Ma Tian is a dual PhD Candidate at Utrecht University and the University of Kent, in the Doctoral Programme in Cultural and Global Criminology. Her research explores how internal migrants are criminalised in China, with a focus on the relationship between migration and crime, punishment and governance.

Migrants, Mass Arrest, and Resistance in Contemporary China

In today’s China, migrant workers are commonly perceived as criminals. This essay examines how this bias is reflected in mechanisms of crime control, as well as in the judicial and correctional systems. It also looks into the strategies adopted by migrants to cope with this kind of discrimination by the law enforcement bodies.

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