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Vietnamese organised crime

Vietnamese organised crime

Silverstone, Daniel (2021) Vietnamese organised crime. In: Felia, Allum and Gilmour, Stan, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781003044703

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As with most other nationalities, Vietnamese organised crime groups exist in the margins and do not seek publicity, and there are therefore obvious difficulties in conducting research on them within Vietnam. As the economy has developed, there are now multiple drug and sex markets throughout Vietnam which offer exploitation and financial reward for the most vulnerable in society but also the most affluent. It is important not to homogenise a disparate culture, and clearly, the shared mores of Vietnamese organised criminals are partly influenced by the political climate and will be subject to change. As has been alluded to earlier, the genealogy of the Vietnamese diaspora is complicated, and different European countries have different relationships with it. According to Law Enforcement Agency reports from Vietnam, “4,279 cases and 9,304 victims of human trafficking were identified between 2007 and 2016, with the number of cases increasing steadily over this period”.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics & International Relations, Social Sciences
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2022 10:45

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