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Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century

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In recent years some of the more fundamentalist regimes in the developing world (such as those of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria) have reintroduced Islamic law in place of western criminal codes. Rudolph Peters presents a detailed account of the classical doctrine and traces the enforcement of criminal law from the Ottoman period to the present da ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 31st 2001)
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Philippa
A very clear, in-depth and thorough explanation of Islamic criminal law. Of course I wouldn't have read it if it hadn't been part of my university curriculum, but it was interesting all the same. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with the basics of Islamic Law.
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