The Economic Underpinnings of Honor Crimes in Jordan - Mathlouma

Author(s)
Nermeen Murad, Musa Shteiwi, Yusuf Mansur
Publisher(s)
Information and Research Center- King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF)
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Year
2010
Language(s)
Arabic, English
Scope
National
Funded by
European Union
Type of Resource
Report

The purpose of this report is to investigate the link between economics and honor crimes in Jordan. Honor crimes are defined by the killing of women accused of immoral behavior by men who then receive greatly reduced prison sentences. This report investigates the nature of these crimes in relation to a formula of poverty indicators alongside society’s perceptions of family honor, the role of women, and morality. Conclusions drawn from this study reveal that so-called crimes of honor are related to poverty, suggesting that the poor are more likely to commit such crimes.

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