Organized Crime in Asia: A Review of Problems and Progress

Ganapathy, Narayanan & Broadhurst, Roderic (2008) Organized Crime in Asia: A Review of Problems and Progress. Asian Journal of Criminology, 3(1), pp. 1-12.

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This paper provides a preliminary overview of research on organized crime in Asia drawing on selected papers from a symposium held at the National University of Singapore in June 2007. We draw on these contributions to emphasize the enterprise nature of organized crime and the common problems encountered by law enforcement in controlling and preventing the many harms inflicted by serious criminal activity. Recent attempts to address the changing character and forms of transnational organized crime, especially through the strengthening of mutual legal assistance by regional bodies such as ASEAN, are noted. These measures have yet to develop into the cross-border institutional frameworks now found in Europe, and the level of effective co-operation can only continue to improve. Countering organized crime in Asia also faces additional difficulties arising from the cultural diversity, relative weakness of law enforcement in some states and the lack of common strategies in respect to illicit markets.

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ID Code: 14121
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Organized crime, ASEAN, Yakuza, Triad, Illicit markets, Comparative criminology
DOI: 10.1007/s11417-008-9054-3
ISSN: 1871-014X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:01

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