Honour Killings and Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Challenges in Turkey, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Honour Killings and Criminal Justice

Social and Legal Challenges in Turkey, 1st Edition

By Ferya Taş-Çifçi


256 pages

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Hardback: 9781138348479
pub: 2020-03-25
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Despite recent reforms to the Turkish Penal Code, the country retains a high level of honour-based violence. This book analyses the motives behind honour-based violence in Turkey and examines the criminal justice system’s approach to this type of crime. The work takes a socio-legal approach to explore the concept of honour, patriarchy and hierarchy, along with the role of culture and traditions. It also examines how the legal system deals with this phenomenon, focusing on the decisions of the criminal courts in honour killing cases and drawing on prisoner interviews. These analyses show to what extent the State follows the patriarchal approach when dealing with honour killings and inform recommendations to improve the legal and criminal justice system so as to deter crimes of this nature.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I: Honour Killings and Social Challenges; 2. Conceptual Analysis of Honour; 3. Theoretical Background of Gender Relations and Violence Against Women in Turkey; 4. The Social Environment Before HBV Is Committed; Part Two: Honour Killings and Legal Challenges; 5. Honour Killings and Turkish Customary Law; 6. Honour Killings: The Turkish Penal Code and The Criminal Justice System; 7. Concluding Remarks;

About the Author

Ferya Tas-Çifçi is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice and Criminology Programme Leader, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW / Comparative
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Family Law / General
LAW / Gender & the Law
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies