Bangladesh Law and Order Situation: Clustering-Based Discriminant Analysis
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In this paper an attempt has been made to analyze people ’s perception about law and order situation and law enforcing bodies in Bangladesh in the framework of Clustering-based Discriminant analysis in addition to descriptive analysis‘ Interesting outcomes have emerged from the stuay which are useful for policy makers. Thus, some policy implications have also been provided herein. Keywords: Law and Order, Clustering and Discriminant Analysis INTRODUCTION The Police of Bangladesh has a glorious involvement in the struggle of freedom in 1971A Many police personnel embraced martyrdom after ﬁghting bravely during the war of independence. In the independent Bangladesh, the police force was reorganized with a program of introducing new discipline, increasing more number of police force and recruiting women staff, etc. Henceforth, along with other law cnforcing agencies the police force has been carrying out the duties of enforcing law, maintaining law and order, protecting human life rights, and the civilian assets, etc. In order to bring revitalization in this force, committees were fomted in 1977 and 1986 for seeking expert opinions on the agenda. Some of the recommendations were implemented, while a host of recommendations were still on the desk. Like all other countries of the world, people of Bangladesh also expect and trust that the police will play the roles of a social regulator directed by the laws of the country and a custodian of social discipline‘ In preparing a comprehensive plan for the development programs of the Bangladesh police force, an intensive report is required with the assessment of its accountability to the citizen of the country as the prime law enforcing agency.