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Chinatown Gangs Extortion, Enterprise, and Ethnicity

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ISBN-10: 0195136276

ISBN-13: 9780195136272

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ko-lin Chin

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In Chinatown Gangs, Ko-lin Chin penetrates a closed society and presents a rare portrait of the underworld of New York City's Chinatown. Based on first-hand accounts from gang members, gang victims, community leaders, and law enforcement authorities, this pioneering study reveals the pervasiveness, the muscle, the longevity, and the institutionalization of Chinatown gangs. Chin reveals the fear gangs instill in the Chinese community. At the same time, he shows how the economic viability of the community is sapped, and how gangs encourage lawlessness, making a mockery of law enforcement agencies. Ko-lin Chin makes clear that gang crime is inexorably linked to Chinatown's political economy…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ko-lin Chin is Professor II (Distinguished) at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark and author of many books, including Heijin: Organized Crime, Business, and Politics in Taiwan and Golden Triangle: Inside Southeast Asia Drug Trade .

Research Strategies and Methods
Severity of Gang Victimization
Patterns of Gang Extortion
Victim Reactions to Gang Extortion
Gang Characteristics
Gang Violence
The Gang as a Enterprise
Controlling Chinese Gangs