Women who participate in illegal pyramid selling: voices from female rural migrant offenders in China

Shen, Anqi (2019) Women who participate in illegal pyramid selling: voices from female rural migrant offenders in China. Asian Journal of Criminology. ISSN 1871-0131 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11417-019-09295-y


Mainly through a case study, this article examines Chinese women’s involvement in one form of organised crime—illegal pyramid selling—which is increasingly prevalent among female offenders in recent years in China. The article discusses the socioeconomic context to situate the findings and introduces the research methods and data. It then details the case study discussing the following: first, the nature of pyramid schemes and the Chinese law concerning the illicit business; second, migrant women’s entry into illegal pyramid selling and their motives; and third, the roles that women play in the criminal operations. In addition, women’s gains and losses as a result of participation in the crime are explored. Finally, it concludes the article by highlighting the empirical evidence presented and offers implications of the research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women, Internal migration, Organised crime, Pyramid selling, China
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 08:43
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40254

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