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Women in Criminal Market Activities: Findings from a Study in China

  • Anqi Shen
  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos
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Part of the Studies of Organized Crime book series (SOOC, volume 14)

Abstract

This chapter provides the findings from a Chinese study on females’ role in criminal entrepreneurial activities in the post-1978 reform era. It relies primarily on the empirical data drawn from a recent qualitative study on women and crime in China. The shows that women, commonly motivated by economic incentives, play a variety of roles in the criminal markets in China the country: from criminal leaders, business partners, supporters, occasional entrepreneurs to investors. Apart from taking a gender-sensitive approach, we have also considered social class, the individuals’ personal conditions, overall social changes and their interplay with women’s involvement in criminal markets.

Keywords

Female criminality Illegal markets Organised crime China 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Sciences, Business and LawTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUK

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