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September 16, 2010

"Criminal Justice & Religion"

The title of this post is the title of a book chapter that is now available in proof form here via SSRN. The named author of the chapter is SpearIt — a nom de plum for Supremecy Clause? — and here is the abstract:

This chapter examines the relationship between criminal justice and religious traditions in the U.S.  It outlines a general framework to illuminate the historical tensions between criminality and religious tradition.  It further argues that even though the notion of “separation of church and state” is held in high esteem, in practice, history shows that Christian ideals can be linked to the very foundations of American law.  The criminal justice system is no exception, and the impacts of Christianity can be seen from the very beginning of its development.  In turn, the criminal justice system has played an influential role in the history and day to day realities of religious practitioners and their communities.  As home to the largest prison population in the world, this chapter reveals the U.S. criminal justice system is a key factor in the religious practice of many.

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This is not allowed in a secular nation. I read the Sharia Hornbook, The Reliance of the Traveler. 90% is sensible, 10% is zany. Muslim countries have low crime rates despite poor criminal justice apparatuses. So, the good parts of that book would be more effective. However, the very idea of using a religious text like that for the secular task of criminal justice or divorce or bankruptcy (all covered well) is impossible in our secular nation, inconceivable. It is treason. So why is the use of church doctrine any less obnoxious to the constitution? That has to be explained to me.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 16, 2010 9:15:47 AM

SpearIt had excellent grades and attended many treason indoctrination camps. He is thin, good looking, and young, and obviously self-disciplined. He also has the arrogance to carry only one name, with sexual implication or at least an athletic one. Bio does not give sexual orientation.

Likely a left wing America Hater. My polar opposite in every way.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 16, 2010 9:23:56 AM

Costs can be exorbitant, not exuberant. The paper reads like a good one written in high school, seeking to fulfill a page minimum by rambling ipse dixits. There is no evidence in it the author attended law school.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 17, 2010 9:26:16 AM

Muslim countries have what ??????

Posted by: claudio giusti, italia | Sep 18, 2010 8:12:08 AM

pls am an undergraduate in my final year and doing project on the sanctuary criminality. i need your help concerning how to go about it.

Posted by: yakubuohinoyi | May 5, 2012 8:13:35 PM

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