Timber Trafficking in Vietnam

  • Ngoc Anh Cao
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Abstract

This chapter provides a detailed answer to the question: how is timber trafficking currently occurring in Vietnam or what is the current pattern of timber trafficking in Vietnam? It opens with the statistics that reveal the scope and general trend of timber trafficking in Vietnam over the five-year period 2008–2012 (inclusive). It then looks into five different stages or components of the crime: harvesting, smuggling, trading, supporting and processing. Each component is further categorised into distinctive groups of activities that explain in detail where and when the illicit operation takes place, who the offenders are, why they get involved, and what techniques they use to facilitate their crime. The chapter ends by critically discussing the nature and extent of timber trafficking in Vietnam and proposing an alternative approach to the current classification of illegal logging.

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  • Ngoc Anh Cao
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  1. 1.People’s Security AcademyHanoiVietnam

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