Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security

Chinese Criminal Entrepreneurs in Canada, Volume I

Authors: Chung, Alex

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  • Fills a gap in the field of organised crime and mono-ethnic criminal networks, by examining a Chinese criminal network in Canada
  • Looks at how organized criminal conspiracies are structured: hierarchy versus network
  • 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 the historical origins, activities, and structure of the archetypal ‘new’ Asian criminal entrepreneurs in Canada, known as The Big Circle Boys (BCB). It traces their illegal immigration abroad from Guangzhou, the extent to which they are organised and violent, and what the future holds for them in Canada. The BCB’s organisational features are examined against theories and legislation of organised crime to understand how they compare to other criminal entities. For the first time, a unique glimpse is provided into the workings of an elusive cellular network comprised of BCB dai lo (bosses). Through interviews and official documents, their criminal undertakings and structural dimensions are pieced together to show how their interdependent and collaborative cells enabled them to form a dynamic criminal community. This book speaks to those interested in how a collective of ethnic-Chinese career criminals have replaced traditional criminal organisations in transnational criminal markets, 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 (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Criminal Entrepreneurs in Canada, Volume I
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
978-3-030-05132-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05132-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05131-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 340
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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