Crime in Politics of Contemporary Bangladesh

Sayeed Raas Maswod

Abstract


Politics and crime are two different concepts of different discipline. Politics deals with the acquisition of State power and Crime deals with the acts or omission those are prohibited by the law of a State with some sorts of punishment. It appears in different countries that the meaning of these two terms are changing and to some extent merging to each other. The politicians in the course of their political activities commit enormous number of crime of ordinary nature and number of legally undefined crime having long-term impact on the society at large. The paper tries to find out the crimes specifically for which the politician are exclusively responsible including the pattern of crime committed both by ruling and opposition. Different ordinary crimes, political violence, extra judicial killings, crossfire, gunfight, enforced disappearance is analyzed considering the context with empirical evidence. The relationship between increasing corruption and increasing participation of businessman found correlated. Complete criminalization of politics, politicization of State organs administration and judiciary which constitute the subculture of the politicians of Bangladesh. In sum this paper tries to see crime in existing politics in a grand scale by lance of a criminologist in order to reveal the crime in politics of contemporary Bangladesh.



Keywords


Businessmen-Politician Oligarchy, Ordinary Crimes, Political Crimes, Political Policing, Politicization of State Organs, Subculture of Politicians, Victimization of Ordinary Citizen, Criminalization of Politics

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