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postgraduate thesis: Understanding offending behaviors : the case of asylum-seekers in Hong Kong

TitleUnderstanding offending behaviors : the case of asylum-seekers in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Au, H. [區顯龍], Ngan, H. [顏曦文], Yeung, Y. [楊欣寧]. (2017). Understanding offending behaviors : the case of asylum-seekers in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis research seeks to understand the genuine situation and the reasons why asylum seekers in Hong Kong are more likely to engage in offending behaviors. Based on 14 in-depth interviews with asylum seekers, law enforcers, social workers and volunteers in Hong Kong, this research identifies the reasons why the asylum seekers come to Hong Kong, the various difficulties the asylum seekers is facing in their daily life and how they react to this issue. The offending behaviors of asylum seekers will be explained through psychological and sociological perspectives in labeling theory, anomie theory and moral panic. This research also addresses the existing government policies regarding to asylum seekers in Hong Kong and further provides recommendations for improving the current situations.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectAsylum, Right of - China - Hong Kong
Criminal behavior - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramCriminology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/264821

 

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dc.contributor.authorAu, Hin-lung-
dc.contributor.author區顯龍-
dc.contributor.authorNgan, Hei-man-
dc.contributor.author顏曦文-
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Yan-ning-
dc.contributor.author楊欣寧-
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-31T03:01:20Z-
dc.date.available2018-10-31T03:01:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationAu, H. [區顯龍], Ngan, H. [顏曦文], Yeung, Y. [楊欣寧]. (2017). Understanding offending behaviors : the case of asylum-seekers in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/264821-
dc.description.abstractThis research seeks to understand the genuine situation and the reasons why asylum seekers in Hong Kong are more likely to engage in offending behaviors. Based on 14 in-depth interviews with asylum seekers, law enforcers, social workers and volunteers in Hong Kong, this research identifies the reasons why the asylum seekers come to Hong Kong, the various difficulties the asylum seekers is facing in their daily life and how they react to this issue. The offending behaviors of asylum seekers will be explained through psychological and sociological perspectives in labeling theory, anomie theory and moral panic. This research also addresses the existing government policies regarding to asylum seekers in Hong Kong and further provides recommendations for improving the current situations. -
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.lcshAsylum, Right of - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshCriminal behavior - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleUnderstanding offending behaviors : the case of asylum-seekers 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.mmsid991044049792903414-

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