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Gangs in Asia: China and India

Palace, M, Zhang, L, Ingale, S and Hanlon, C (2016) Gangs in Asia: China and India. Asian Social Science, 12 (8). ISSN 1911-2017

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The problem of gang crimes dates back to the first cities founded thousands of years ago. Its traces can be even discerned in the draconian Hammurabi code of ancient Mesopotamia. To various extents and in many different forms, including muggings, pickpocketing, prostitution and turf wars, it has also plagued ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cities, giving ruling classes nightmares and heavily curbing the frequency of their evening walks. Today’s cities across the world continue to be afflicted by them. Although today’s gangs differ, in the increasingly globalized and interconnected world, they also share many characteristics, which have been explored in great depth and with a particular focus on the ‘Western’ culture. This relatively short review will cover the issue of gang crime in the rising superpowers of China and India. Given the scarcity of available data, it will be limited, but it is hoped that it will inspire further focus on these places that tend to be undeservingly ignored in the academic discourse of the West. © 2016, Canadian Center of Science and Education. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MD Multidisciplinary
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Natural Sciences & Psychology (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 12:00
DOI or ID number: 10.5539/ass.v12n8p141
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5355
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