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Religion, Faith and Crime

Theories, Identities and Issues

Editors: Sadique, Kim, Stanislas, Perry (Eds.)

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About this book

This unique collection brings together international contributors from a range of disciplines to explore crime and responses to crime through a religious/faith-based lens. At a time when religion is under the media spotlight in terms of religiously-motivated hate crime, terrorism and child abuse this book provides an important platform for academic debate. It examines these and other key issues including: faith as a coping strategy, religion as a motivating factor and the role of religion and morality in shaping criminal justice responses. 
This collection clearly places religion/faith at the heart of criminological enquiry and illustrates its relevance in addressing wider social issues and would be of benefit to students and academics researching or studying in these areas. It will also be of interest to community and criminal justice practitioners and those with an interest in community engagement and multi-faith work.

About the authors

Kim Sadique is a Senior Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University, UK. She has published on hate crime, has delivered training as part of the PREVENT strategy and is on the National Advisory Board for Tell MAMA.
Perry Stanislas is a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, specialising in policing and security matters with an emphasis on international policing.
                                                                                                

Reviews

                                                                                        
“This book shows a deep insight into the impact of faith whilst also reflecting on social phenomena that affect faith communities. The issues raised are real and living issues affecting these communities. This book is deeply reflective and highly informative… a trailblazer.” (Fiyaz Mughal OBE, Director of “Faith Matters”)

“Few texts have explored the relationship between religion, faith and crime in any depth, and fewer still have provided theoretical, historical and empirical analyses to bring to life the nuances of this relationship. This is a timely collection and one which will be welcomed by many criminologists and criminal justice professionals.” (Neil Chakraborti, Director, The Leicester Centre for Hate Studies, UK)

“Britain may well be a broadly secular society but the legacy of our religious past pervades many of our criminal laws and the moral assumptions underpinning the operation of criminal justice. Religion, in fact, has not gone away: different forms of faith and religious belief drive both fearful violence and - less visibly - profound efforts at peacemaking and redemption. Crime and punishment is always something that theologians should always reckon with, and criminologists should not ignore the links between faith and agency. This timely book reopens and illuminates a neglected debate and is all the more welcome for that.” (Mike Nellis, Emeritus Professor of Criminal and Community Justice, University of Strathclyde, UK)                                            

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Religion, Faith and Crime in Context

    Sadique, Kim (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The Effect of Religion on Crime and Deviancy: Hellfire in the Twenty-First Century

    Sadique, Kim

    Pages 21-44

  • Is Lex Talionis ‘Caput’ in a Modern CJS?: The Religio-Cultural Context of Punishment

    Sadique, Kim

    Pages 45-66

  • Disability and Religious Cosmologies: A New Interpretation of Disablist Hate

    Roulstone, Alan

    Pages 67-88

  • Faith, Mental Health and Deviance: Possession or Illness?

    Handsley, Stephen

    Pages 89-111

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eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45620-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45619-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, Faith and Crime
Book Subtitle
Theories, Identities and Issues
Editors
  • Kim Sadique
  • Perry Stanislas
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45620-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45620-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45619-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 385
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