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Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

Open Access

Honor killing in the Middle East and the Muslim-world and forensic sociology: Family narratives from Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan


3rd International Conference on Forensic Research and Technology

October 06-08, 2014 Hilton San Antonio Airport, USA

Shaul M Gabbay

Accepted Abstracts: J Forensic Res

Abstract :

Honor Killings are a derivative of religious and family norms which are prevalent in the Middle East and the Muslim-World Societies. This paper analyses honor killings in the Middle East and the more general Muslim world (eg., Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan) from a forensic sociology perspective. The implications for research and practical practice of forensic sociology are the conclusion of the theoretical discussion. Empirical data from family narratives which was collected from Middle East and Muslim societies where Honor Killings occurred - is used to illustrate the main arguments in this paper.

Biography :

Shaul M Gabbay has completed his PhD at Columbia University and a Post Doctorate at the University of Chicago. He thought classes and conducted his research in numerous Universities around the world. For ten years he was the Director of a Middle East Institute at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies where he is currently a Senior Scholar. He published numerous books and papers and is a frequent commentator in national and international media. Professor Gabbay has been qualified in hundreds of Court proceedings as a Muslim World Expert.

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