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Vietnamese Organized Crime in the Czech Republic


Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Miroslav Nožina, Filip Kraus
    Pages 1-4
  3. Miroslav Nožina, Filip Kraus
    Pages 5-22
  4. Miroslav Nožina, Filip Kraus
    Pages 59-88
  5. Miroslav Nožina, Filip Kraus
    Pages 89-136
  6. Miroslav Nožina, Filip Kraus
    Pages 137-144
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-172

About this book


The book provides a complex, socio-anthropological analysis of organized crime operating in the Vietnamese diaspora in the Czech Republic and its international implications. Currently, there are about 4 million people of Vietnamese descent living in this diaspora and many other countries, looking for an opportunity to improve their lives. This book draws upon original and primary research including interviews, participant observation, and documentary analysis to trace the migration and history of the Vietnamese diaspora in the Czech Republic. It highlights the influence of crime, criminality and Vietnamese organized crime on the social organization and everyday life of the diaspora. It examines the whole range of organized crime activities that they engage in and argues that they develop contemporary diasporic Asian crime networks which are shaped by the social environment of the host countries. This book contributes to the discourse on the changing identities of the migrants and analyses this crime in a comparative perspective, particularly focussing on Central Europe, to provides insights on migration and crime for a wider international audience. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsPrahaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Sinophone Borderlands - Interaction at the Edges, Department of Asian StudiesFaculty of Arts, Palacky UniversityOlomoucCzech Republic

About the authors

Miroslav Nožina is Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic. He is specialized in social anthropology/cultural criminology and Southeast Asian Studies. His recent research focuses on Vietnamese organized crime, geopolitics of drugs and wildlife crime. 

Filip Kraus is Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. He is a former policeman who was responsible for combating Vietnamese organized crime at the National Centre Against Organised Crime of the Criminal Police and Investigation Service, Police of the Czech Republic. He has published number of books, articles and lectures on these issues. 

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