Peng Wang

Peng Wang is a criminologist focusing on Chinese organized crime. His wider research interests include organized crime, mafias, police corruption and the crime-terror nexus. His doctoral thesis titled ‘Red Mafia, Black Mafia in China: The rise of extra-legal protection in a guanxi-based society’ develops an empirical analysis of the rise of extra-legal protection in contemporary China and looks at two major types of unlawful protectors—the ‘Red Mafia’ (corrupt officials) and the ‘Black Mafia’ (locally-based criminal groups).

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