Forensic psychology and Islamic jurisprudence

Ian Grey, Amraim AlMazrouei, Justin Thomas, Patrick Randall

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Islamic jurisprudence is the most widely used system of religious law in the world today. However, how forensic psychology may operate within this system has been largely unexplored. The current review sets out to explore the relationship between Islamic jurisprudence and forensic psychology by examining the Islamic legal concepts of evidence, competence, insanity, psychological disorder and intellectual disability and their implications for forensic practice. Also discussed are the potential barriers to forensic psychological practice in countries using a system of Islamic law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-34
Number of pages15
JournalMental Health, Religion and Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • forensic psychology
  • Islam
  • mental health
  • sharia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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