Religion, Faith and Crime: Theories, Identities and Issues

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Kim Sadique, Perry Stanislas
Springer, May 28, 2016 - Social Science - 385 pages
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.

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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.

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