- 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
In recent decades, the vast Asian region has experienced the same globalizing trends and rapid trade liberalization as the rest of the world. However, policies for controlling organized crime in Asia are underdeveloped compared with elsewhere. For global law enforcement, this is worrisome because as the weight of economic and demographic influence shifts to Asia many countries are struggling to enforce their current laws, and regionwide crime control initiatives are lackluster at best. Furthermore, the overlap between terrorist and crime networks appears problematic in many parts of Asia. This article suggests that inconsistent crime control in Asia will continue to fertilize the criminal groups that have come to make “thug,” “triad,” and “Golden Triangle” notable parts of the international language of criminal organization.
Roderic Broadhurst, is a research professor at Regnet, Australian National University and Research Fellow at the College of Asia and the Pacific . He is Associate Fellow, Australian Institute of Criminology and Chief Investigator ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security.
Nicholas Farrelly is a Research Fellow, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, Australian National University.
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