The relatively favorable North Cameroonian area in the Chadian basin is a factor
conducive to migration in general and Chadian immigration in particular. This
historical work presents individual and environmental characteristics of the legal
crime of Chadian immigrants in three selected prisons, the types of anti-social acts
carried out as well as the consequences of this phenomenon. In addition, analytical,
systemic and diachronic methods were use. Thus, oral sources, penitentiary registers,
electronic journal articles were used. The present study shows how illegal transborder immigrants considerably impede development. Because, they contribute to
the increase of the violence and crime rates, these uncontrolled migrations constitute
an important challenge not only for the countries of central Africa but also many
other poor countries in the world. This contribution shows that the evolution of the
antisocial behavior of these immigrants is one of the consequences of the situation
and context of postcolonial Cameroon.
Keywords: Legal transborder crime, North Cameroon, Prison, Chadian immigrants.