The Sacred Law of Islam

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Islam's Sacred Law is one of the most complex, detailed and comprehensive legal theories that Islam, as a Western Religion, has produced in its capacity as a doctrine of social justice. However, few available texts have dealt with the treatment of women under the actual system of justice that adheres to Islam's Sacred Law. This book fills this void by providing a much needed comprehensive study of the application of the Sacred Law to women under the Islamic Republic of Iran's justice system. It will be a fascinating guide to all those interested in comparative law, criminal justice and the sociology of law.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840147292
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 The Sharia Law's Genesis: A Brief History 13
3 The Legal Theory of the Sharia Law 51
4 Women's Legal Status in the Sharia Law 81
5 Iran's Criminal Justice System: From Secular to Sharia 129
6 The Criminogenic Impacts of the Sharia-Based Criminal Justice System in Iran, 1979-1999 175
7 Feminine Crime under the Sharia-Based System in Iran 199
8 The Sharia Law and Female Victimization in Iran 241
9 Conclusion 287
Index 305
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