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The handling of the offender within the Islamic penal system

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dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, C. H.
dc.contributor.advisor Van Der Merwe, D. P. Palmer, Eshaam 2015-01-23T04:24:04Z 2015-01-23T04:24:04Z 1993-06
dc.identifier.citation Palmer, Eshaam (1993) The handling of the offender within the Islamic penal system, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study researches the Islamic Penal System within a penological perspective. The philosophy underlying this Penal System is that every person is responsible and thus punishable for his criminal actions. Punishment could also await the offender in the Hereafter. A system of penalties and rewards is the cornerstone of the Islamic Penal System. The types of punishment that are allowed by the Shari'ah are, inter alia: the death penalty, lashes, banishment, imprisonment, crucifixion, lapidation and public exposure. There are three categories of punishment: Hadd punishment is reserved for serious offences and cannot be altered in any way whatsoever, Qisas punishment is reserved for homicide and assault, whilst Ta'zeer penalties cover the balance. Since this Penal System can only operate within a true Islamic State, it currently only operates fully in Iran and Saudi Arabia. Numerous other Muslim countries apply this system to a lesser degree, for example, Sudan and Afghanistan. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (245 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject.ddc 365.95 en
dc.subject.lcsh Islam and justice en
dc.subject.lcsh Rule of law -- Iran en
dc.subject.lcsh Rule of law -- Saudi Arabia en
dc.title The handling of the offender within the Islamic penal system en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Penology M.A. (Penology)

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