Organized Crime and Corruption Across Borders: Exploring the Belt and Road Initiative

1st Edition

T. Wing Lo, Dina Siegel, Sharon I Kwok

Published September 12, 2019
Reference - 282 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367142766 - CAT# K410450
Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

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This book explores China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the criminogenic potential for economic, financial, and socio-cultural cooperation across countries, where some are known for weak law enforcement and high levels of corruption. It examines whether these flows of capital are increasing the amount of organized crime in the newly linked regions and how law enforcement agencies are responding.

Bringing together experts across the Global South and Europe, this book considers transnational organized crime and corruption across One Belt One Road (OBOR). It examines crime and corruption in China and its international United Front tactic; analyzes various forms of transnational organized crime such as trafficking of illegal drugs, looted antiquities, and wildlife and counterfeit products; and presents studies on corruption and organized crime in selected OBOR countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Bangladesh.

This book makes a significant contribution to the development of southern criminology and will also be of interest to those engaged with transnational organized crime, political economy, international relations, and Asian and Chinese studies.

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