The Gangs of Bangladesh

Mastaans, Street Gangs and 'Illicit Child Labourers' in Dhaka Sally Atkinson-Sheppard. The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. (2007). Child Recruitment in South-Asian Conflicts: Bangladesh. [Online]. London: Coalition to Stop ...

Author: Sally Atkinson-Sheppard

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030184269

Category: Social Science

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This book presents a study of street children’s involvement as workers in Bangladeshi organised crime groups based on a three-year ethnographic study in Dhaka. The book argues that ‘mastaans’ are Bangladeshi mafia groups that operate in a market for crime, violence and social protection. It considers the crimes mastaans commit, the ways they divide labour, and how and why street children become involved in these groups. The book explores how street children are hired by ‘mastaans’, to carry weapons, sell drugs, collect extortion money, commit political violence and conduct contract killings. The book argues that these young people are neither victims nor offenders; they are instead ‘illicit child labourers’, doing what they can to survive on the streets. This book adds to the emerging fields of the sociology of crime and deviance in South Asia and ‘Southern criminology’.

Routledge International Handbook of Critical Gang Studies

Atkinson-Sheppard, S. (2018) Organised crime, gangs and the complexity of group offending in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Handbook of South Asian Criminology. Florida: Routledge. Atkinson-Sheppard, S. (2016) The gangs of Bangladesh: Exploring ...

Author: David C. Brotherton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429869665

Category: Law

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Routledge International Handbook of Critical Gang Studies is rooted in the instability, inequality and liquidity of the post-industrial era. It understands the gang as a complex and contradictory phenomenon; a socio-historical agent that reflects, responds to and creates a certain structured environment in spaces which are always in flux. International in scope and drawing on a range of sociological, criminological and anthropological traditions, it looks beyond pathological, ahistorical and non-transformative approaches, and considers other important factors that produce the phenomenon, whether the historically entrenched racialized power structure and segregation in Chicago; the unconstrained state-abandoned development of favelas in Brazil; or the colonization, displacement and dependency of people in Central America. This handbook reflects and defines the new theoretical and empirical traditions of critical gang studies. It offers a variety of perspectives, including: A view of gangs that takes into consideration the global context and appearance of the "gang" in its various forms and stages of development; An appreciation of the gang as a socio-cultural formation; A race-ethnic and class analysis of the gang that problematizes domain assumptions such as the "underclass"; Gender variations of the gang phenomenon with a particular emphasis on their intersectional properties; Relations between gangs and the political economy that address the dominant mode of production and exchange; Treatments that demonstrate the historically contingent nature of gangs and their changes across time; The contradictory impact of gang repressive policies, institutions and practices as part of a broader discussion on the nature of the state in specific societies; and Critical methodologies on gangs that involve discussions of visual and textual representations and the problematics of data collection and analysis. Authoritative, multi-disciplinary and international, this book will be of interest to criminologists, sociologists and anthropologists alike, particularly those engaged with critical criminology/sociology, youth crime, delinquency and global social inequality. The Handbook will also be of interest to policy makers and those in the peacebuilding field.

The Gangs of Bangladesh

Finally, the study contributes to literature on research methodologies, because it was the first to employ an empirical case study design to explore the relationship between street children and organised crime in Bangladesh.

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Finally, the study contributes to literature on research methodologies, because it was the first to employ an empirical case study design to explore the relationship between street children and organised crime in Bangladesh.

Third International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology SASCV 28 29 January 2016 Goa India

The Gangs of Bangladesh: Exploring organised crime street gangs and 'illicit child labourers' in Dhaka SALLY ATKINSON-SHEPPARD Abstract This paper presents a study of street children's involvement in organised crime in Bangladesh.

Author: K. Jaishankar and Natti Ronel

Publisher: K. Jaishankar

ISBN: 819066879X

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Gangs Crime

Atkinson-Sheppard, S. (2016) The gangs of Bangladesh: Exploring organized crime, street gangs and 'illicit child labourers' in Dhaka. Criminology and Criminal Justice 16(2): 233–249. Bachman, R. and Schutt, R.K. (2014) The Practice of ...

Author: Alistair Fraser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526421860

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book takes students on a guided tour of the gang phenomenon through history, as well as current representations of gangs in literature and media. It includes: - A detailed global overview of gang culture, covering, amongst others, Glasgow, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai - A chapter on researching gangs which covers quantitative and qualitative methods - Extra chapter features such as key terms, chapter overviews, study questions and further reading suggestions. Alistair Fraser brings together gang-literature and critical perspectives in a refreshingly new way, exploring ‘gangs’ as a social group with a long and fascinating history.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Gang of Four Trial , Peking , China , 1980-1981 USE Gang of Four Trial , Beijing , China , 1980-1981 Gang prevention ... Ganga language USE Bushoong language Ganga River ( India and Bangladesh ) USE Ganges River ( India and Bangladesh ) ...

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The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South

The gangs of Bangladesh: Exploring organised crime, street gangs and 'illicit child labourers' in Dhaka. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16(2), 233–249. Atkinson-Sheppard. (2017a).

Author: Kerry Carrington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319650211

Category: Social Science

Page: 1068

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The first comprehensive collection of its kind, this handbook addresses the problem of knowledge production in criminology, redressing the global imbalance with an original focus on the Global South. Issues of vital criminological research and policy significance abound in the Global South, with important implications for South/North relations as well as global security and justice. In a world of high speed communication technologies and fluid national borders, empire building has shifted from colonising territories to colonising knowledge. The authors of this volume question whose voices, experiences, and theories are reflected in the discipline, and argue that diversity of discourse is more important now than ever before. Approaching the subject from a range of historical, theoretical, and social perspectives, this collection promotes the Global South not only as a space for the production of knowledge, but crucially, as a source of innovative research and theory on crime and justice. Wide-ranging in scope and authoritative in theory, this study will appeal to scholars, activists, policy-makers, and students from a wide range of social science disciplines from both the Global North and South, including criminal justice, human rights, and penology.

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UF Bosses , Gang ( Labor ) Gangmasters BT Supervisors Gang films USE Gangster films Juvenile delinquency films Gang girls ... Hindu Ganga dynasty USE Gangas Ganga language USE Bushoong language Gangā River ( India and Bangladesh ) USE ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology

Curfews, CGIs, and other forms of surveillance may cause gang members to shift from associating in public to gathering in a ... “The gangs of Bangladesh: Exploring organized crime, street gangs and 'illicit child labourers' in Dhaka.

Author: Gerben J. N. Bruinsma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190279702

Category: Social Science

Page: 976

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The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

Routledge Handbook of South Asian Criminology

Thirdly, to approach a study of crime in Bangladesh from an 'Anglo-American' lens is ethnocentric and likely to produce misleading results. While crime in Bangladesh has many ... The gangs of Bangladesh: Exploring organised crime,

Author: K. Jaishankar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000300889

Category: Computers

Page: 374

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Although the literature and cultural practices of the South Asian region demonstrate a rich understanding of criminology, this handbook is the first to focus on crime, criminal justice, and victimization in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. South Asia’s rapid growth in population and economy continues to introduce transformations in social behaviors, including those related to criminality and victimization. Readers of this handbook will gain a comprehensive look at criminology, criminal justice, and victimology in the South Asian region, including processes, historical perspectives, politics, policies, and victimization. This collection of chapters penned by scholars from all eight of the South Asian nations, as well as the US, UK, Australia, and Belgium, will advance the study and practice of criminology in the South Asian region and carry implications for other regions. The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Criminology provides a wealth of information on criminological issues and their effect on the countries and governments’ efforts to mitigate them. It is essential reading for students and scholars of South Asian criminology, criminal justice, and politics.