Crime and Class: A Study on Violent Crime in Dhaka City

Mr A. B. M. Najmus Sakib1

1University Of Dhaka, Dhaka , Bangladesh

Being one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Dhaka is facing diversified types of crimes every day. Limitations of resources insert serious strains among the inhabitants of this city. This paper aims to analyze the correlation between crime and class, more especially the violent crime in connection with social class. Following the stratified random sampling technique, one of the police divisions among eight of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will be selected. The data will be collected by evaluating the case files found in the police report. First, this paper discusses the nature and pattern of violent crimes in Dhaka city. Then, it assesses the socio-economic status of the accused persons considering their professions. Furthermore, by testing hypothesis, it will identify how the social classes are connected with violent crimes. Finally, the paper will ascertain the particular class that has an impact on violent crime in Dhaka City and will be ended by suggesting possible measures should take by the law enforcement agencies of 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 a particular interest in analyzing atrocities occurred in the last century and attended 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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