Triad-Related Homicides in Hong Kong

Forensic Science International, Vol. 162: 183-190, 2006

22 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2012

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K. Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory

S. Beh

The University of Hong Kong

Date Written: September 19, 2006

Abstract

This study provides an overview of the first systematic research on triad-related homicide in a Chinese society. In the ten year period from 1989 to 1998, 11.9% of all homicides or a total of 95 triad-related homicides were extracted from the Hong Kong Homicide Monitoring Database. These events resulted in 124 victims (13.2 percent of all victims) and involved 526 known offenders. Triad homicides were classified into various types based on different combinations of circumstances, motivation and outcomes, including ‘unintended’ outcomes.

Keywords: Chinese triads, triad-related homicides, homicides, victims

Suggested Citation

Lee, K. and Broadhurst, Roderic and Beh, S., Triad-Related Homicides in Hong Kong (September 19, 2006). Forensic Science International, Vol. 162: 183-190, 2006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2171472

K. Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roderic Broadhurst (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

ANU Cybercrime Observatory ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

S. Beh

The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Pokfulam HK
China

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