The Global Initiative Network

Expert

Hai Thanh Luong

Associate Research Fellow, RMIT University (School of Global, Urban and Social Studies)

Dr. Hai Thanh Luong has a Bachelor of Law (Criminal Investigation) and has spent  twenty years researching and teaching in police’s institutions. In 2010, as one of the new emergent scholars for Australian Development Scholarship in non-traditional security threat’s fields, he was awarded a full scholarship to gain a Master in Transnational Crime Prevention at University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. In 2017 he gained a Phd at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University. Dr Hai is currently an Associate Research Fellow at the Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University

His focus is on border crime, transnational organized crime in Asia, drug trafficking, migrant smuggling, harm reduction, policing and police training, and environmental crimes and biological threats. His latest book ‘Transnational Drug Trafficking across the Vietnam and Laos Border’ was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. He has also published several papers in various academic journals (Asian Survey; Journal of Crime and Justice; International Journal of Cyber Criminology; International Journal of Drug Policy; Policing and Society; International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; and Trends in Organized Crime, among others).

Publications

Book

Hai T. Luong (2019), Transnational Drug Trafficking in Mainland Southeast Asia: Vietnam and Laos in Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia edited by Hebenton.B, Jou.S, and Chang.L.Y by Palgrave MacMillan

Book Chapters

Hai T. Luong (2019), ‘Healthcare Service, Food Security, and Sustainable Development: Main Reasons to Grow Opium Poppy in Myanmar’, in Amadi, Luke & Allen, Fidelis Global Food Politics and Approaches to Sustainable Consumption. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hai T. Luong (2019) ‘Community-based Operating to Prevent and Combat Crime: Specific Perpectives and Strategic Solutions in Vietnam’ in Augusto Balloni and Raffaella Sette Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hai T. Luong 2017, ‘Drug Trafficking Trends and Its Responses: A Case Study of Vietnam’ in Viano, Emilio Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses International Approaches, Springer, Switzerland Journal

Articles

Hai T. Luong et al (2021), ‘We Realised We Needed a New Approach’: Government and Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Implementation and Future of the Drug Decriminalization Policy in Vietnam. International Journal of Drug Policy

Hai T. Luong (2021), Why Vietnam still Persist to Maintain the Death Penalty for Drug-related Crime: A Narrative Commentary. International Journal Drug Policy

Hai T. Luong (2020), Community-Based Policing in Covid-19: A 4’P Priorities of Vietnam’s Police. Policing and Society

Hai T. Luong (2020), Drug Trafficking in the Mainland Southeast Asian Region: An Example of Vietnam’s Shared Borderland with Laos. Annals International of Criminology, Vol58(1), pp.130-151

Hai T. Luong (2020), Transnational Crime and Its Trends in the Southeast Asia Region: An Overall Analysis in Vietnam. International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy vol 9 (2), pp.88-101

Hai T. Luong (2020), Organizational Structure of Transnational Narcotics Trafficking Groups in the Southeast Asian Region: A Case Study of Vietnam’s Borderland with Laos, Trends in Organized Crime

Oanh Nguyen, Toan Q. Le & Hai T. Luong (2020), Police Failure in Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: An Empirical Study in Vietnam. Journal of Crime and Justice

Trong V. Nguyen and Hai T. Luong (2020), The Structure of Cybercrime Networks: Transnational Computer Fraud in Vietnam Journal of Justice and Crime

Hai T. Luong (2020), Mapping on Transnational Crime Routes in the New Silk Road: A Case Study of the Greater Mekong Sub-region, The Chinese Journal of Global Governance, vol.6 (1), pp.20-35

Hai T. Luong, Melissa Jardine, and Nicholas Thomson (2020) Mobilizing the Police from Top-Down as Public Health Partners in Combating COVID-19: A Perspective from Vietnam. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, vol.5(2) pp.57-59

Hai T. Luong et al (2020), Social Norms and Political Constructions of Drug Use: A Narrative Story of Vietnam. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy

Hai T. Luong et al (2019), Understanding Cybercrime in Vietnam: From Leading-point Provisions to Legislative System and Law Enforcement. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, vol 13(2), pp.290-308

Hai T. Luong (2019), Drug Production, Consumption, and Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, Asian Survey, vol.59(4), pp.717-737

Hai T. Luong, Toan Q. Le, Dung T. Lam & Bac G. Ngo (2019), Vietnam’s Policing in Harm Reduction: Has One Decade Seen Changes in Drug Control? Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, Vol.4(4), pp.67-72