Triad-Related Homicides in Hong Kong
Forensic Science International, Vol. 162: 183-190, 2006
22 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2012
Date Written: September 19, 2006
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
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