Implications for Research, Policy and Practice

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


This chapter considers the specific implications for research, policy and practice derived from this study. It begins by exploring the policy implications of the conceptualisation of ‘illicit labour’ and then reflects on implications for practice. The chapter then discusses theory—exploring gangs in extant research and proposing new ways to develop the discourse further. The chapter ends by considering the implications for global understandings of street children’s involvement in criminal groups and will pose the question of how useful the conceptualisation of ‘illicit labour’ is outside of Bangladesh, and wider afield.


Policy Practice Research Southern criminology 


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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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