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postgraduate thesis: The process of becoming young adult triad members in Hong Kong

TitleThe process of becoming young adult triad members in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Yau, C. [尤澤宸]. (2017). The process of becoming young adult triad members in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThe objective of this study is to examine the process of becoming young adult triad member in Hong Kong. This research is driven by Labelling Theory to determine whether there is label on young adult triad members that initiate and consolidate their formation of deviant identities and lead them to join a triad society. It also seeks to understand the underlying factors that sustain their triad status. Data used in this research were obtained from face-to-face semi-structured interviews with five current young adult triad members in Wong Dai Sin, Hong Kong. This study investigates their process of becoming triad members, starting from their secondary school life through to the present. Within the process, there were special incidents and moments found crucial and decisive in affecting their willingness to join the triad society and three distinctive stages were found. The results of this research have significant implications in understanding the formation of youth gangs and young adult triad members in Hong Kong.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectTriads (Organized crime) - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramCriminology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249879

 

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dc.contributor.authorYau, Chak-chen-
dc.contributor.author尤澤宸-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-19T09:27:37Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-19T09:27:37Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationYau, C. [尤澤宸]. (2017). The process of becoming young adult triad members in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249879-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to examine the process of becoming young adult triad member in Hong Kong. This research is driven by Labelling Theory to determine whether there is label on young adult triad members that initiate and consolidate their formation of deviant identities and lead them to join a triad society. It also seeks to understand the underlying factors that sustain their triad status. Data used in this research were obtained from face-to-face semi-structured interviews with five current young adult triad members in Wong Dai Sin, Hong Kong. This study investigates their process of becoming triad members, starting from their secondary school life through to the present. Within the process, there were special incidents and moments found crucial and decisive in affecting their willingness to join the triad society and three distinctive stages were found. The results of this research have significant implications in understanding the formation of youth gangs and young adult triad members in Hong Kong. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshTriads (Organized crime) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleThe process of becoming young adult triad members in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineCriminology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.date.hkucongregation2017-
dc.identifier.mmsid991043959695503414-

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