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Unformatted text preview: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice Asian Transnational Organized Crime and Its Impact on the United States Special REPORT JAN. 07 www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij U .S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 810 Seventh Street N.W. Washington, DC 20531 Alberto R. Gonzales Attorney General Regina B. Schofield Assistant Attorney General David W. Hagy Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs and Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice This and other publications and products of the National Institute of Justice can be found at: National Institute of Justice www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij Office of Justice Programs Partnerships for Safer Communities www.ojp.usdoj.gov JAN. 07 This monograph is based on Asian Transnational Organized Crime and Its Impact on the United States: Developing a Transnational Crime Research Agenda, final report to the National Institute of Justice, November 2004, NCJ 213310, available from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at www.ncjrs.org/ pdffiles1/nij/grants/ 213310.pdf. Asian Transnational Organized Crime and Its Impact on the United States Findings and conclusions of the research reported here are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. Support for this research was provided by contract number TDL#1700215 from the National Institute of Justice. NCJ 214186 I S S U E S I N I N T E R N A T I O N A L C R I M E / J A N . 0 7 ABOUT THIS REPORT The National Institute of Justice, as part of its effort to build an international research agenda that will help the United States better understand potential threats from transnational crime, supported this project to Determine high priority areas for research on Asian transnational organized crime. Assess the impact of Asian transnational organized crime on the United States. Identify relevant data and information sources in Asia. Identify potential collabora tive research partners and institutions in Asia. This report focuses on the first two project goals. What did the researchers find? There is little consensus among Asian authorities as to what their main organized crime problems are. Further, Asian and U.S. interview par ticipants had differing opinions about the importance of Asian transnational crime. The U.S. authorities viewed several offenses, including drugs, arms, and human trafficking, as serious problems that affect interests of the United States and undermine the stability of its Asian allies. Asian respondents generally tended to view traditional organized crime activities such as extortion, gambling, loan sharking, prostitu tion, debt collection, and violencecommitted by local and regional groups as a higher priority than transnational crimes....
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