Law: Enforcement: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
(2,465 words)

The conditions and situations of prisons and prisoners in the region are dependent upon economic growth, the legal system, management or administration, law enforcement, and the political situation. In this context, Islamic culture might have only a little impact. For instance, prison conditions in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia are different, although both are Islamic countries. In fact, the classic Islamic criminal law is mainly based on ḥudūd , such as stoning to death and cutting off of hands, and not on a prison system. This does not mean that the prison s…

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Hosen, Nadirsyah, “Law: Enforcement: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0110a>
First published online: 2009



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