Religion, Faith and Crime

Theories, Identities and Issues

  • Kim Sadique
  • Perry Stanislas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kim Sadique, Perry Stanislas
    Pages 1-17
  3. Historical and Theoretical Context

  4. Identities and Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 375-385

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.


Criminology Criminal Justice Deviance Practioners Socio-legal studies Criminal Law Violence Offenders Offending Mental Health Cultural studies Child Abuse Islamophobia Homophobia Extremism Religio-cultural, Witchcraft Coping strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Kim Sadique
    • 1
  • Perry Stanislas
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Applied Social SciencesDe Montfort UniversityLE1 9BHUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Applied Social SciencesDe Montfort UniversityLE1 9BHUnited Kingdom

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