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NCJ Number: 201704 Find in a Library
Title: Islam, Crime and Criminal Justice
Editor(s): Basia Spalek
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 159
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 1-903240-89-1
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explores the way religious diversity has influenced experiences of crime and justice through focusing on the experiences of British Muslims.
Abstract: National and international events periodically arise which bring into sharp focus the important cultural and religious differences between Muslim communities and larger societies of which they are part. This book seeks to address these issues in relation to crime and criminal justice, bringing together research into aspects of the interconnections between Islam, crime, and criminal justice in Britain. The book is divided into six chapters: Chapter 1, Religious diversity, British Muslims, crime, and victimization; Chapter 2, Interpreting Islam: young Muslim men’s involvement in criminal activity in Bradford; Chapter 3, Muslim women’s safety talk and their experiences of victimization: a study exploring specificity and difference; Chapter 4, Policing after Macpherson: some experiences of Muslim police officers; Chapter 5, Racism and religious discrimination in prison: the marginalization of Imams in their work with prisoners; Chapter 6, Working with Muslims in prison – the IQRA Trust; Chapter 7, Human rights and Muslims in Britain; and Chapter 8, Conclusion: religious diversity and criminal justice policy. Overall, this book makes an important contribution to debates over the role of Muslims in British society, while its concern with religious and cultural diversity in understanding responses to crime and justice fills a large gap in criminological research and writing in this field. Index
Main Term(s): Criminal justice evaluation
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Inmate religious affiliation; Religion; Religious freedom; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: For additional chapters see NCJ-201705-711.
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