How moral disengagement facilitates the detention of refugee children and families

  title={How moral disengagement facilitates the detention of refugee children and families},
  author={Mary Grace Antony},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={770 - 786}
  • M. Antony
  • Published 22 December 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
ABSTRACT Refugee children and families are a vulnerable demographic with the propensity to disrupt entrenched disparaging perceptions about immigrants. This project investigates how institutionalised moral disengagement practices [Bandura, Albert. 2002. “Selective Moral Disengagement in the Exercise of Moral Agency.” Journal of Moral Education 31: 101–119] at family detention centres facilitate the apprehension and confinement of children and families seeking asylum. Interviews with former… Expand
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