Street Children and ‘Protective Agency’: Exploring Young People’s Involvement in Organised Crime in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Atkinson-Sheppard, S. 2017. Street Children and ‘Protective Agency’: Exploring Young People’s Involvement in Organised Crime in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Childhood. 24 (3), pp. 416-429. doi:10.1177/0907568217694418

TitleStreet Children and ‘Protective Agency’: Exploring Young People’s Involvement in Organised Crime in Dhaka, Bangladesh
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAtkinson-Sheppard, S.
Abstract

Children’s agency has dominated discourse about young people in recent years, yet little is known about street children’s agency in regard to involvement in organised crime, particularly in Bangladesh. Drawing on interviews with 22 street children, 80 interviews with criminal justice practitioners and 3 years of participant observation of the Bangladeshi criminal justice system, thisarticle proposes that the concept of ‘protective agency’ is important for understanding how, and why, street children engage with Bangladeshi organised crime group: the mastaans.

KeywordsAgency, Bangladesh, organised crime, protection, street children
JournalChildhood
Journal citation24 (3), pp. 416-429
ISSN0907-5682
Year2017
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/0907568217694418
Publication dates
Published01 Feb 2017

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