By Mohammad Mazher Idriss, 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 idea that of HRV opposed to ladies usually and Muslim girls particularly. the problem of HRV has turn into a delicate topic in lots of South Asian and heart japanese international locations and it has acquired the growing to be cognizance of the media, human rights teams and lecturers world wide. although, the difficulty has but to obtain special educational learn within the uk, fairly by way of either felony and sociological examine. This assortment units out the theoretical and moral parameters of the examine of HRV so as to deal with this highbrow vacuum in a socio-legal context. the foremost pursuits of this ebook are: to build, and to strengthen extra, a idea of HRV; to rationalise and characterise the various different types of HRV; to enquire the function of faith, race and sophistication in society inside of this context, particularly, the function 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 aptitude guidelines which may be hired in fighting HRV.