Thai Police Officers' Attitudes Toward the Deportation Policy on Non-Documented Workers in Thailand
Sociology and Criminal Justice
This exploratory study examined Thai immigration police officers regarding their attitudes about the effectiveness of Thailand’s deportation policy on non-documented migrant workers. A stratified sample of 327 officers from four different regions along the border was surveyed. Among the key findings are the observations that (1) officers believe that all the legal, organizational, technological and geographical factors weaken the deportation policy and re-smuggling prevention; (2) compared to the other three factors, the technological aspect is found to negatively affect the deportation policy the most; (3) immigration-related corruption exists; and (4) the officers believe information on non-documented migrants given to them is useful in preventing illegal entry into Thailand. The study also recommended policy implications.
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