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


This chapter provides an introduction to Bangladesh. It explores Bangladesh’s geography and environment, politics, governance, economy, history and society. This sets the scene for the understanding of how, and in what instances, street children become involved as workers of Bangladeshi organised crime groups—the ‘mastaans’.


Street children Organised crime Gangs Dhaka Bangladesh 


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

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