Asian Social Science, Volume (11), No (22), Year (2015-9) , Pages (110-115)

Title : ( Manslaughter and Battery )

Authors: Fatemeh Sajedi , Seyed Hossein Hosseini ,

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Abstract This study aims at investigating characteristics of prisoners who are guilty of crimes such as manslaughter and battery. 5700 Iranian prisoners are grouped based on their social statuses in terms of their educational level, sex ratio, marital status, and occupational status. In order to carry out the study, available documents and characteristics of prisoners are used. Analysis of the quantitative data indicates that characteristics of prisoners are congruent with their committed crimes. In fact, social statues of prisoners have serious influence on their behaviors or misbehaviors. As well, women hardly commit such crimes. The reasons behind this case may be due to their religion or culture. Iranian women do stick to their faith, religion and Islamic culture. Generally, a possible explanation for these crimes may be the lack of knowledge, cognizance or education. Education as a correctional system is the development of the abilities of the mind (learning to know and to control) and reduces crime rates. Crime is a part of human society; thus, finding solutions to its complete destruction is urgent. According to Lochner and Moretti (2003), although education raises some costs, it decreases crime rates, makes persons patient, and shows the better ways. Education also changes the minds, opens the eyes, and makes better lives. On the other hand, punishment scarcely acts as a deterrent. In summary, killing of a human being is forbidden (Haram) in Islam and saving one person means saving the whole society. But it is necessary to analyze characteristics of offenders to stop such crimes in the society. More importantly, art of research and development of related information decrease the crime rates in the countr


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author = {Fatemeh Sajedi and Hosseini, Seyed Hossein},
title = {Manslaughter and Battery},
journal = {Asian Social Science},
year = {2015},
volume = {11},
number = {22},
month = {September},
issn = {1911-2017},
pages = {110--115},
numpages = {5},
keywords = {characteristics of prisoners; manslaughter; battery},


%0 Journal Article
%T Manslaughter and Battery
%A Fatemeh Sajedi
%A Hosseini, Seyed Hossein
%J Asian Social Science
%@ 1911-2017
%D 2015