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Author Hakeem, Farrukh B., author

Title Policing Muslim communities : comparative international context / Farrukh B. Hakeem, M.R. Haberfeld, Arvind Verma
Published New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (ix, 146 pages)
Contents Introduction: Policing by Religion -- The Concept of Punishment Under Sharia -- Policing Muslims in Western Democracies -- Human Rights and Islamic Law -- Police and the Administration of Justice in Medieval India -- Policing the Muslim Community in India -- Policing Minorities in the Arab World -- Policing Muslims in a "Combat/Peace" Environment: The Case of "Policing by Religion" in Israel -- Conclusions: Pathways Towards an Equity and Parity in Policing
Summary Recently ¡the Islamic world ¡is undergoing political crisis and social unrest, in no small¡measure due to conflict between traditionalism and modernism. At the center of this contention is the role of Sharia ¡in Muslim society and the keeping of order. With this global ¡discourse in mind, Policing ¡Muslim Communities: Comparative International Context examines Sharia ¡and ¡its compatability with modern law enforcement. Issues and challenges regarding policing in Sharia-based, secular, and blended Islamic communities, communities under authoritarian and military control, and Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries are discussed in the current contexts of the human rights movements and global technologies. Balancing the perspectives of policing, by Muslims, ¡with Muslims, and of Muslims, the book: ¡ Offers a concise summary of the normative foundations of Sharia ¡and its implications for policing and law enforcement. Discusses in depth policing practices in ¡Muslim-majority and mixed systems. Contrasts various approaches to policing, case processing, and training in today's socio-political context. Traces the effects of historical events such as the¡socio-political change in Muslim societies on modern law enforcement. Provides insights into the preventive/proactive role of the community as a basis for an international model of policing. Features case studies from across the Muslim world. ¡ Timely reading that fills a major knowledge void, Policing¡Muslim Communities: Comparative International Context will find a wide audience among criminologists, political scientists, religious scholars, ¡scholars of Islam, and public policymakers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed June 17, 2020)
Subject Community policing
Police-community relations.
Police-community relations -- Islamic countries
Police -- Islamic countries
Muslims -- Non-Islamic countries.
Islamic law.
Islamic sociology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Community policing.
Islamic law.
Islamic sociology.
Police-community relations.
Islamic countries.
Islamic law.
Islamic countries.
Non-Islamic countries.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Haberfeld, M. R. (Maria R.), 1957-
Verma, Arvind
ISBN 9781461435525