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The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global SouthA Southern Perspective on Extrajudicial Police Killings in Bangladesh

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South: A Southern Perspective on... [Research into the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh remains undeveloped in several areas. Existing research does not pay adequate attention to the causes and dynamics of extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh. Nor does it explore the issue using any major theoretical framework, such as global Southern perspectives. This chapter considers policing and extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh using Southern criminology as an analytical tool. It is argued that the lack of effectiveness of criminal justice institutions due to a colonial legacy and corruption encourages the creation of this new elite force for controlling crime and terrorism, which often justifies its existence through taking recourse to extrajudicial killing.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global SouthA Southern Perspective on Extrajudicial Police Killings in Bangladesh

Editors: Carrington, Kerry; Hogg, Russell; Scott, John; Sozzo, Máximo

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
ISBN
978-3-319-65020-3
Pages
451 –472
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_23
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Research into the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh remains undeveloped in several areas. Existing research does not pay adequate attention to the causes and dynamics of extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh. Nor does it explore the issue using any major theoretical framework, such as global Southern perspectives. This chapter considers policing and extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh using Southern criminology as an analytical tool. It is argued that the lack of effectiveness of criminal justice institutions due to a colonial legacy and corruption encourages the creation of this new elite force for controlling crime and terrorism, which often justifies its existence through taking recourse to extrajudicial killing.]

Published: Jan 13, 2018

Keywords: Rapid Action Battalion; Policing; Extrajudicial killing; Southern criminology; Criminal justice and Bangladesh

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