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Theorising Organised Crime, Gangs and Street Children’s Agency

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

Abstract

This chapter develops a theoretical framework for the study. It begins by reviewing extant criminological theory regarding gangs and organised crime. It then moves on to discuss perspectives drawn from development studies and anthropology which consider street children and child labour. The chapter concludes by discussing the conceptual framework and three research propositions which guided the study and provide a structure for the rest of the book.

Keywords

Organised crime Gangs Street children 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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