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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Islam, Crime and Criminal Justice

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ISBN13: 9781903240892
ISBN: 1903240891
Published: May 2004
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00

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This book brings together research into key aspects of the interconnections between Islam, crime and the criminal justice system in Britain, a particularly timely collection in the light of both the recent disturbances in several northern English cities as well as the impact of the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath.;Chapters in the book focus on young Muslim men and criminal activity, Muslim women and their experiences of victimization, the experiences of Muslim police officers, of Muslims in prisons, issues of human rights in relation to Muslims in Britain, and the criminal justice policy implications of religious diversity.;Main aims pursued through the book include issues of victimization as perceived by Muslim communities, Muslim perspectives on crime and criminal justice, and ways of addressing issues of marginalization and exclusion within Muslim communities. Overall the book provides an important contribution to debates over the role of Muslims in British society generally as well as their experiences of and involvement in the criminal justice system and the policy implications that arise from this.

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Islamic Law
Introduction; 1 Religious diversity, British Muslims, crime and victimisation (Basia Spalek, University of Birmingham); 2 Interpreting Islam: young Muslim men's involvement in criminal activity in Bradford (Marie Macey, University of Bradford); 3 Muslim women's safety talk and their experiences of victimisation (Basia Spalek, University of Birmingham); 4 Policing after MacPherson: the experiences of Muslim police officers (Doug Sharp); 5 Racism and religious discrimination in prison: the marginalisation of Imams in their work with prisoners (Basia Spalek, University of Birmingham, and David Wilson, University of Central England); 6 Working with Muslims in prison - the IQRA Trust (Salah El-Hassan, IQRA Trust); 7 Human Rights and Muslims in Britain (Natassja Smiljanic, University of Central England); 8 Conclusions: religious diversity and criminal justice policy; Index