Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security

Chinese Criminal Entrepreneurs in Canada, Volume II

Authors: Chung, Alex

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  • Focusses on how an Asian criminal network in Canada smuggled drugs and dominated the heroin drugs markets without even a formal structure
  • Fills a gap in the field of organised crime and mono-ethnic criminal networks
  • Speaks to people interested in: Drug Crime, Transnational Crime, Security, Policing and Law Enforcement, Migration Studies, Asian Organised Crime, and Criminal Network studies
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This book explores how the ‘new’ Asian criminal entrepreneurs in Canada, known as The Big Circle Boys (BCB), competitively dominated the Canadian heroin market in the 1990s without a formal organisation or explicit hierarchical structure. Drawing on the market resilience framework, it examines how the BCB smuggled drugs by using social capital, shared resources, and trust effectively through their ethnicity. How did they counter external security challenges and promote internal competitive cooperation? Were they able to resolve disputes peacefully by managing internal relations? These questions are answered through an analysis of their networking processes and illustrated in the structural properties and dynamics of their mono-ethnic criminal network. For the first time, the BCB players that contributed to the 2001 Canadian and Australian heroin droughts are revealed through intercepted telephone calls and court testimonies. It shows how the BCB collectively switched from heroin to ecstasy since the year 2000. The operation logistics of drug importation and local trafficking are scrutinised. This book speaks to those interested in how a collective of ethnic-Chinese career criminals succeeded and failed in the international drugs trade, particularly for scholars and students of social sciences disciplines.


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Alex Chung is Research Associate at University College London’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP). This two-volume series is based on his doctoral study undertaken at Oxford University, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Criminal Entrepreneurs in Canada, Volume II
Authors
Series Title
Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05135-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05135-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05134-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 341
Number of Illustrations
15 illustrations in colour
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