Migration in the Light of Criminology and Psychology: “Win-Win” in Theory and Practice

  • Magdalena Ickiewicz-Sawicka
  • Aleksandra Borkowska


The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants emphasizes that sending and receiving countries both have something to gain from migration (win-win). Accordingly, the authors analyzed this very premise in correspondence with the areas of criminology and psychology.

In regard to criminology, the first part of the chapter involves the theory of international relations. In particular, the authors consider various aspects of game theory in international relations and criminological theory in the context of the current migration crisis.

Moving onward to psychology, the second part of the chapter provides an analysis of challenges related to unique refugee experiences and ideas of interventional activities that catalyze complex cultural adaptation processes.

Challenges and opportunities related to the acculturation phenomenon are thoroughly discussed.

The results that are derived from the discussion of mutual dependencies between culture and well-being add to the standard description of contemporary migrations.


Culture Migration Migration stress Refugees Well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Ickiewicz-Sawicka
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Borkowska
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Management Engineering, Department of Tourism ManagementBiałystok University of TechnologyBiałystokPoland
  2. 2.Department of Psychology of Work and StressCardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Institute of PsychologyWarsawPoland

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