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Article: Criminal rituals

TitleCriminal rituals
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17440572.asp
Citation
Global Crime, 2015, v. 16 n. 4, p. 288-305 How to Cite?
AbstractWhy do criminals use rituals? Past work argues that criminal rituals provide a sense of continuity or certainty in an inherently uncertain environment. We argue instead that rituals play an important organisational role. Criminal rituals facilitate internal governance and promote group activity through three mechanisms: creating common knowledge, mitigating the costs of asymmetric information, and shaping identity among group members. Using internal documents and written constitutions, we apply this framework to understand the internal governance mechanisms used by the late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chinese-based Green Gang.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/220213
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.535

 

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dc.contributor.authorSkarbek, D-
dc.contributor.authorWang, P-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-16T06:32:48Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-16T06:32:48Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Crime, 2015, v. 16 n. 4, p. 288-305-
dc.identifier.issn1744-0572-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/220213-
dc.description.abstractWhy do criminals use rituals? Past work argues that criminal rituals provide a sense of continuity or certainty in an inherently uncertain environment. We argue instead that rituals play an important organisational role. Criminal rituals facilitate internal governance and promote group activity through three mechanisms: creating common knowledge, mitigating the costs of asymmetric information, and shaping identity among group members. Using internal documents and written constitutions, we apply this framework to understand the internal governance mechanisms used by the late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chinese-based Green Gang.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17440572.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Crime-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Global Crime on 19 Aug 2015, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17440572.2015.1078242-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleCriminal rituals-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWang, P: pengwang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWang, P=rp01936-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17440572.2015.1078242-
dc.identifier.hkuros256089-
dc.identifier.volume16-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage288-
dc.identifier.epage305-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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