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 the 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 the 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 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).