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The Sacred Law of Islam: A Case Study of Women's Treatment in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Criminal Justice System
     

The Sacred Law of Islam: A Case Study of Women's Treatment in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Criminal Justice System

by Hamid R. Kusha
 

ISBN-10: 1840147296

ISBN-13: 9781840147292

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840147292
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The Sharia law's genesis: a brief history; The legal theory of Sharia law; Women's legal status in Sharia law; Iran's criminal justice system: from secular to Sharia; The criminogenic impacts of Sharia based criminal justice system in Iran, 1979-1999; Feminine crime under the Sharia based system in Iran; The Sharia law and female victimization in Iran; Conclusion; Index.

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