Cultivating crime? linking organised crime, cannabis cultivation and the Vietnamese illegal migrant population in the UK

Langford, Louise Adele (2012) Cultivating crime? linking organised crime, cannabis cultivation and the Vietnamese illegal migrant population in the UK. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Organised crime is the subject of considerable political debate and attracts varied media representations, both factual and fictitious. What is actually meant by the phrase “organised crime” however and the configurations and activities of those involved in it are less well represented. This research considers the role of Vietnamese organised crime groups, a faction about whom considerably less is known than most criminal networks. The research documents the fundamental reasons for the emergence of organised crime within the Vietnamese community and explores the relationship between the various illicit activities which they are actively involved in within the UK. The research identifies the role of law enforcement and documents the various organisations with responsibility for the investigation of cannabis cultivation and people trafficking. It examines official statistical information in relation to the associated activities, extrapolating relevant data to establish why human trafficking is difficult to evidence and why law enforcement appears remiss in their efforts to identify it. Ultimately it will demonstrate that law enforcement seem not to correlate information regarding related areas of criminality and therefore fail to establish a holistic and cohesive approach in terms of tackling organised crime, which is particularly evident within the Vietnamese criminal community.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 16:45
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:11
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9706

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