Triad-related homicides in Hong Kong

Lee, King-Wa, Broadhurst, Roderic G., & Beh, Philip S.L. (2006) Triad-related homicides in Hong Kong. Forensic Science International, 162(1-3), pp. 183-190.

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This study provides an overview of the first systematic research on triad-related homicide in a Chinese society. In the ten year period from 1989 to 1998, 11.9% of all homicides or a total of 95 triad-related homicides were extracted from the Hong Kong Homicide Monitoring Database. These events resulted in 124 victims (13.2 percent of all victims) and involved 526 known offenders. Triad homicides were classified into various types based on different combinations of circumstances, motivation and outcomes, including ‘unintended’ outcomes.

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ID Code: 5023
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: chinese triads, organised crime, homicide, victim, offender relationships
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.06.031
ISSN: 0379-0738
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 00:42

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