A review of 16 cases of honour killings in Jordan in 1995

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dc.contributor.author Kulwicki, Anahid
dc.contributor.author Hadidi, Mu'men
dc.contributor.author Jahshan, Hani
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T08:33:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-20T08:33:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-10-20
dc.identifier.issn 1437-1596 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6376
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to determine the causes of death as reported in court files of the female victims of honour crimes, the Jordanian penal codes regarding crimes of honour, the evidence used in the sentencing of the defendants, the types of weapons used, the characteristics of the physical assaults on the victims and the sentencing of the offenders. A retrospective study of crimes of honour in Jordan was conducted, and the 16 homicide cases considered to be crimes of honour were reviewed. The autopsy reports of the victims provided information on the physical condition of the victims, including the type and severity of injuries. In over 60% of the honour crime cases, multiple gunshot wounds were the direct cause of death. In cases where the victim was a single pregnant female, the offender was acquitted of murder or received a reduced sentence. The majority of murders were committed by the brother of the victim and the length of sentence received by the offender varied from no sentence to life with hard labour. Offenders who received the harshest punishment were those whose victims married without the family consent. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title A review of 16 cases of honour killings in Jordan in 1995 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201606027 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Legal Medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 114 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 357-359 en_US
dc.keywords Honour crimes en_US
dc.keywords Female homicide en_US
dc.keywords Arab country en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s004140000166 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hadidi, M. M., Kulwicki, A., & Jahshan, H. (2001). A review of 16 cases of honour killings in Jordan in 1995. International journal of legal medicine, 114(6), 357-359. en_US
dc.author.email anahid.kulwicki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s004140000166 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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