Professor Mahfuzul I. Khondaker Visits BIDS
Dr. Mahfuzul I. Khondaker, Professor of Criminology at Kutztown University, visited BIDS on 29th May, 2016 at 3pm and gave a brief lecture on the crime and criminal justice systems in Bangladesh through an analysis of social, political, and economic structures. He also described how income inequality strongly affects violence rates. It was noted that crime is a social phenomenon which, according to Marxist and radical criminology, must be understood within the socio-political-economic context. The problem of crime cannot be understood by isolating it from other problems in society. The economic structure of a society plays a significant role in criminal behavior as well as formal response to such behavior. Research shows that inequality has a significant positive relationship with criminal behavior, and how the criminal justice systems address the crime problems.