Heijin: Organized Crime, Business, and Politics in Taiwan

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M.E. Sharpe, 2003 - Business & Economics - 267 pages
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This book examines the structure and illegal activities of organized crime groups in Taiwan and explores the infiltration of crime groups into the business and political arenas. The author looks at the intricate relationship among government officials, elected deputies, businessmen, and underworld figures. He evaluates the impact of the "purification" of organized crime in Taiwan and includes data collected from first hand interviews with underworld figures, government officials, law enforcement authorities, elected representatives, and other key informants. This timely study will help academics and policymakers to better understand the social and political contexts of organized crime in Taiwan and the development and impact of "black gold politics"
 

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Contents

The Upperworld and the Underworld
3
Crime Groups in Taiwan
21
Criminal Activities
46
From Big Brother to Entrepreneur
63
From Big Brother to Politician
84
The Development and Impact of BlackGold Politics
120
Combating Organized Crime
161
Internationalization of Taiwanese Organized Crime
193
BlackGold Society
215
Research Methods
227
Notes
233
Glossary
239
References
247
Index
261
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Ko-lin Chin is Professor, School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark

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