The rise of the Red Mafia in China: a case study of organised crime and corruption in Chongqing

@article{Wang2013TheRO,
  title={The rise of the Red Mafia in China: a case study of organised crime and corruption in Chongqing},
  author={Peng Wang},
  journal={Trends in Organized Crime},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={49-73}
}
  • Peng Wang
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • Trends in Organized Crime
Abstract‘Red Mafia’ is the collective term for corrupt public officials in mainland China, mainly from the criminal justice system, who attempt to monopolise the protection business in the criminal underworld by abusing power. In contemporary mainland China, the Red Mafia has developed into an alternative system of governance that can control organised crime groups, enable them to flourish, and protect them where strong government and effective self-protection associations are absent. The… 
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