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The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China

By Sonny Lo

Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

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    978-0-415-61956-1
    June 14th 2015
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Description

This book explores the specific role of government institutions and agencies, notably the police, in controlling organised crime, corruption and cross-border crime in Greater China. Drawing heavily on original empirical data which compares both a dejure nation-state like the People’s Republic of China and a de facto nation-state such as Taiwan, as well as city-states like Hong Kong and Macao, all in an increasingly economically integrated region where human interactions have been enhanced through improved trade relations, tourism, and increased individual freedom, Sonny Lo has produced a book that will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Chinese politics and criminology more broadly.

Contents

Introduction: Toward An Analytical Framework of Organized Crime Control in Greater China 1. Triads and their Control in Greater China 2. Prostitution and its Control in Greater China 3. Drugs Trafficking and Its Control in Greater China 4. Illegal Gambling, Loan Sharking and Casino-Related Crime in Greater China 5. Policy Transfer, Cooperation of Law-Enforcement Agencies and Extradition 6. Anti-Corruption and Administrative Integrity of Law-Enforcement Agencies 7. Conclusion

Author Bio

Sonny Lo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Name: The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Sonny Lo. This book explores the specific role of government institutions and agencies, notably the police, in controlling organised crime, corruption and cross-border crime in Greater China. Drawing heavily on original empirical data which compares both a dejure...
Categories: Chinese Politics, Chinese Politics, Political Sociology, Crime Control, Organized Crime