By Tahir Abbas

Why are honour killings and honour-related violence (HRV) so vital to appreciate? What do such crimes signify? and the way does HRV slot in with Western perspectives and perceptions of Islam? This distinctively comparative assortment examines the concept that of HRV opposed to girls generally and Muslim ladies particularly. the problem of HRV has develop into a delicate topic in lots of South Asian and heart japanese international locations and it has obtained the turning out to be awareness of the media, human rights teams and lecturers all over the world. even though, the difficulty has but to obtain unique educational learn within the uk, relatively when it comes to either felony and sociological study. This assortment units out the theoretical and moral parameters of the research of HRV for you to handle this highbrow vacuum in a socio-legal context. the main pursuits of this booklet are: to build, and to advance extra, a concept of HRV; to rationalise and characterise the several types of HRV; to enquire the function of faith, race and sophistication in society inside of this context, particularly, the position of Islam; to scrutinise the position of the civil/criminal law/justice platforms in combating those crimes; and to notify public policy-makers of the capability regulations which may be hired in struggling with HRV.

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