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The Resource Forgiveness work : mercy, law, and victims' rights in Iran, Arzoo Osanloo

Forgiveness work : mercy, law, and victims' rights in Iran, Arzoo Osanloo

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Forgiveness work : mercy, law, and victims' rights in Iran
Title
Forgiveness work
Title remainder
mercy, law, and victims' rights in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Arzoo Osanloo
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A remarkable look at an understudied feature of the Iranian justice system, where forgiveness is as much a right of victims as retribution. Iran's criminal courts are notorious for meting out severe sentences-according to Amnesty International, the country has the world's highest rate of capital punishment per capita. Less known to outside observers, however, is the Iranian criminal code's recognition of forgiveness, where victims of violent crimes, or the families of murder victims, can request the state to forgo punishing the criminal. Forgiveness Work shows that in the Iranian justice system, forbearance is as much a right of victims as retribution. Drawing on extended interviews and first-hand observations of more than eighty murder trials, Arzoo Osanloo explores why some families of victims forgive perpetrators and how a wide array of individuals contribute to the fraught business of negotiating reconciliation. Based on Qur'anic principles, Iran's criminal codes encourage mercy and compel judicial officials to help parties reach a settlement. As no formal regulations exist to guide those involved, an informal cottage industry has grown around forgiveness advocacy. Interested parties-including attorneys, judges, social workers, the families of victims and perpetrators, and even performing artists-intervene in cases, drawing from such sources as scripture, ritual, and art to stir feelings of forgiveness. These actors forge new and sometimes conflicting strategies to secure forbearance, and some aim to reform social attitudes and laws on capital punishment. Forgiveness Work examines how an Islamic victim-centered approach to justice sheds light on the conditions of mercy"--
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1968-
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Osanloo, Arzoo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Forgiveness
  • Pardon
  • Victims
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Pardon (Islamic law)
  • Justice, Administration of (Islamic law)
  • Forgiveness
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Justice, Administration of (Islamic law)
  • Pardon
  • Pardon (Islamic law)
  • Iran
Label
Forgiveness work : mercy, law, and victims' rights in Iran, Arzoo Osanloo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 339 pages
Isbn
9780691172040
Lccn
2020018759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1126211755
Label
Forgiveness work : mercy, law, and victims' rights in Iran, Arzoo Osanloo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 339 pages
Isbn
9780691172040
Lccn
2020018759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1126211755

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