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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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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

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ISBN13: 9781840147292
ISBN: 1840147296
Published: September 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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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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Islamic Law
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