1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138268883
Published May 15, 2017 by Routledge
326 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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.

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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Hamid R. Kusha, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, East Carolina University in Greenville, USA


’...provides much needed insight into Islam’s basic Sharia (Sacred) Law...a comprehensive but succinct challenge to the contemporary government’s claim that its application of the Sharia emulates the Prophet Muhammad’s style of adjudication...’ UN21 Interest Group Newsletter 'Kusha's book provides a reasoned analysis supported by a wealth of data about the criminal justice system in Iran as it relates to women...The book is a must read for both its criminological and historic significance.' International Criminal Justice Review