Title

Forensic psychology and Islamic jurisprudence

Source of Publication

Mental Health, Religion and Culture

Abstract

© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Islamic jurisprudence is the most widely used system of religious law in the world today. However, how forensic psychology may operate within this system has been largely unexplored. The current review sets out to explore the relationship between Islamic jurisprudence and forensic psychology by examining the Islamic legal concepts of evidence, competence, insanity, psychological disorder and intellectual disability and their implications for forensic practice. Also discussed are the potential barriers to forensic psychological practice in countries using a system of Islamic law.

Document Type

Article

First Page

20

Last Page

34

Publication Date

1-2-2018

DOI

10.1080/13674676.2018.1437720

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