Theorizing trafficking of women in Sex trades: Bangladesh Perspective

Mr A. B. M. Najmus Sakib1

1University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The geographical location of Bangladesh makes her a hub of human trafficking. The social structure of the country is patriarchal, and women are still treated as a lower class citizen. There are several papers written on the causation of trafficking in Bangladesh. However, this paper has a distinct intention and tries to analyze women trafficking in terms of a theoretical explanation. It will establish a link between the Routine Activity theory (Cohen & Felson, 1979) and trafficking of women from Bangladesh for sex business. By conducting a comprehensive review of the literature, the paper explains how the factors of women trafficking undergo with the elements of this victimological theory. It ends with giving emphasis on collective approaches between organizations who are working to prevent women trafficking in Bangladesh.


Biography:

A. B. M. Najmus Sakib currently works as a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka. He is a NFP scholar and received his Masters in Victimology and Criminal Justice from Tilburg University, Netherlands. Besides, he completed his graduation and post-graduation in Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice respectively from University of Dhaka. He has particular interest in analyzing atrocities occurred in the last century and attended a Post-Graduate Diploma in Genocide Studies. His research interests comprise both in academic research and practical issues in Youth Crime, Crime Prevention, Organized Crime, Victimology and Victim services, Policing and correction.

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