Title

Forensic psychology and Islamic jurisprudence

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Mental Health, Religion and Culture

Publication Date

1-2-2018

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.

ISSN

1367-4676

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

20

Last Page

34

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

forensic psychology, Islam, mental health, sharia

Scopus ID

85044937737

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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