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Trends in Organized Crime

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 1–12 | Cite as

The Dragon’s shadow: an introduction to the special issue on ‘Chinese organized crime’

  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos
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Abstract

This paper provides an introduction to the articles submitted to the special issue of Trends in Organized Crime bringing forward numerous empirical research findings and theoretical accounts on Chinese organized crime in China and beyond.

Keywords

Chinese organized crime Triads Black Societies Red Mafia Illegal markets 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Klaus von Lampe, for the opportunity to guest edit this special issue, the contributors for their timely delivery of drafts, as well as the reviewers for their comments and constructive criticism. I am also heavily indebted to Ms Winnalyn Hiponia and Mr Eduardo Sarmiento from Springer for their assistance with technical issues.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Sciences & LawTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom

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