• Sally Atkinson-Sheppard
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)


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. It aims to provide a theoretically informed, empirical account of the ways in which organised crime groups in Bangladesh operate, the hierarchies that exist among them, the crimes they commit, the ways they divide labour, and how and why street children become involved in these groups. This chapter introduces the reader to the study, the participants and the location: Dhaka. The chapter ends with an outline of each chapter, helping the reader to navigate the book.


Street children Organised crime Gangs Dhaka Bangladesh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sally Atkinson-Sheppard
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  1. 1.King’s College London The Dickson Poon School of LawLondonUK

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