- Series Information
- The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime
- List of Contributors
- Organized Crime: A Contested Concept
- Theoretical Perspectives on Organized Crime
- Searching for Organized Crime in History
- How to Research Organized Crime
- The Italian Mafia
- The Italian-American Mafia
- the Russian Mafia: Rise and Extinction
- Organized Crime in Colombia: The Actors Running the Illegal Drug Industry
- Mexican Drug “Cartels”
- Chinese Organized Crime
- The Japanese Yakuza
- Nigerian Criminal Organizations
- Gangs Another Form of Organized Crime?
- Opportunistic Structures of Organized Crime
- Organizing Crime: The State as Agent
- The Social Embeddedness of Organized Crime
- Protection and Extortion
- Drug Markets and Organized Crime
- Human Smuggling, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation in the Sex Industry
- Illegal Gambling
- Money Laundering
- Arms Trafficking
- Organized Fraud
- The Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources
- Organized Crime Control in the United States of America
- U.S. Organized Crime Control Policies Exported Abroad
- European Union Organized Crime Control Policies
- The Fight Against the Italian Mafia
- Organized Crime Control in Australia and New Zealand
- Organized Crime “Control” in Asia: Experiences from India, China, and the Golden Triangle
- Finance-Oriented Strategies of Organized Crime Control
Abstract and Keywords
The author draws on findings from several empirical research projects in this essay, which presents an overview of the traditional Chinese organized crime groups and the newly established criminal networks by examining the history, structure, and activities of these groups and networks in Asia and the United States. Next, it examines the link, if any, among these Chinese groups and networks, with groups and networks of other ethnic origin, and with civil and state institutions in their respective societies. It also discusses the problems and prospects of controlling Chinese organized crime. Finally, the essay discusses the future of Chinese organized crime, focusing on the emergence of a new generation of Chinese who are involved in transnational crime. This essay argues that, in fact, no monolithic, worldwide criminal organization called the Chinese Mafia, with headquarters somewhere in Asia, exists.
Ko-lin Chin is Professor II (Distinguished) of School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. He is the author of several books, including Golden Triangle: Inside Southeast Asia Drug Trade; Selling Sex Overseas:Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking (with James O. Finckenauer).
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