The Punishment Consequences of Lacking National Membership in Germany, 1998–2010

@article{Light2016ThePC,
  title={The Punishment Consequences of Lacking National Membership in Germany, 1998–2010},
  author={Michael T Light},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={1385 - 1408}
}
The comparative study of immigrants’ legal rights has become a key focus of sociological inquiry in recent decades. However, research in this vein has focused primarily on the highest levels of European judiciaries. As a result, we know comparatively little about the implementation of immigrant rights in the lower courts that are charged with enforcing the legal protections of foreigners. Using prosecution data from German criminal courts between 1998 and 2010, this study addresses this gap by… Expand
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