The Effect of Immigration on Criminal Phenomena

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Criminal Law Department, Khozestan Branch, Islamic Azad University Branch, Ahwaz, Iran

2 Faculty Member, Department of Law, Payam-e Noor University, Tehran, Iran


Migration as a human phenomenon has some consequences and repercussions. One of these effects is crime commitment and inducing disturbance in land and national security in immigrants' residence country, in other word, international migration, especially illegal migration, have different penal-security effects. Finding reason that the permeability of borders and increasing illegal traffic, drug trafficking, the spread of terrorism, criminal gangs and mafia activities, labor exploitation and sexual abuse of women and non-immigrant, anti-spyware and activities security, disturbance of religious ethnic composition of the host country threats and degradation of natural resources and environmental capacity, the spread of infectious disease and as part of the outcomes of criminal, political and non-security immigration, particularly immigration international law in the field. Knowledge that a branch of applied sociology, criminology, criminal, always in the ideologies of some of its schools, including schools, Chicago and preferred socializing and cultural conflict, according to the causal relationship between crime and immigration, especially in the field of realization of delinquency people and differences in the type and amount of crimes natives and immigrants in terms of cultural conflict is important and this has been proven by studies Ali realistic and field arena.