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NCJ Number: 113914 Find in a Library
Title: Dragons and Tigers
Author(s): J R Badey
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 176
Sponsoring Agency: Palmer Enterprises
Loomis, CA 95650
Publication Number: ISBN 0-912479-05-1
Sale Source: Palmer Enterprises
P.O. Box 1714
Loomis, CA 95650
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text for law enforcement officers provides an overview of Asian criminality and provides procedures for bridging the cultural gap between western justice systems and refugees from Vietnam, Laos, China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, and other Asian countries.
Abstract: Asian immigration patterns are reviewed, and the problems and concepts brought by each of the ethnic groups are examined. Cultural differences, preconceived notions about police and Government, and Asian youth gangs are described, including extortion, armed robbery, narcotics trafficking and use, gambling, prostitution, and terrorism. The sophistication of some Asian criminals is illustrated in cases involving drug trafficking, falsified insurance claims, money transfers, kickbacks, asset hiding, and abuse of Asian credit unions. Criminal interactions among various Asian ethnic groups and non-Asian groups are described. Results of a survey of National and international law enforcement response to Asian crime describe programs, resource commitments, and crime prevention techniques. Finally, guidelines are provided on the use of interpreters, development of informants and operatives, interview and interrogation, and cross-cultural communication. Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese language information collection forms are included. 25 references. (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Asian Americans
Index Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Organized crime
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