Criminal procedures relevant to crimes of killing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Almohideb, Abdulrahman M. (1996) Criminal procedures relevant to crimes of killing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis aims to present the contemporary legal criminal procedures in Saudi Arabia
that are relevant to crimes of killing. The thesis is divided into five chapters; each chapter
is divided into two or three sections; and every section contains various sub-sections.
Part one in the first section of chapter one provides a general introduction to the
criminal procedures, its establishment and objectives in Islamic law. Part two discusses
the general essential elements that must exist in the analysis of every crime. The general
divisions of crimes have been pointed out in this part, as well as importance of this
classification in Islamic law. Section two of this chapter embodies two parts which reflect
respectively the sources of criminal procedure, as the ground from which it derives its
legal authority; in addition, it provides miscellaneous statistics that indicate the effect of
Islamic criminal law on decreasing crime rate in Saudi Arabia.Chapter two consist of two sections in which crimes of killing are classified. Part one of
the first section discuses the fundamental components of intentional killing; types of
punishments imposed upon a murderer, and the infliction of the death penalty as aq'sas in
Saudi Arabia. The contemporary legal methods and conditions to implement capital
punishments in Saudi Arabia has been discussed in the second part of this section. The
second section deals with unintentional crimes of killing which comprise quasi-murder
and killing by mistake. The due punishments for such crimes have been detailed in the
first part of this section. The Saudi legal system of blood-money has been elaborately
discussed in the second part.
Chapter three is divided into three sections, each section contains various parts. Part one
and two in the first section concentrate on examining those crimes of killing that are
committed by a group of people, who either directly or indirectly participated in the
crime. The effect of circumstances of insanity, infancy and intoxication, on annulling criminal responsibility has been comprehensively discussed in the second section. The last
section of this chapter focuses on examining the effect of certain extenuating
circumstances, such as self-defence and defence of honour, upon criminal liability. Chapter four deals with the contemporary Saudi pre-trial criminal proceedings relevant
to crimes of killing. The first section of this chapter comprises six parts. The discussion in
these parts focuses upon the legal procedure of examining suspects, searching of private
premises, and the rights of suspect during this stage of police investigation. Section two
deals with the pre-trial legal procedure following the detection of crimes of killing. It also
covers the legal process of pre-trial detention, release proceedings, and the rights of the
detained person.Chapter five embodies three sections which provide a comprehensive discussion to the
trial proceeding and the consequent procedure after the trial. This includes: the Saudi
courts system; the rule of evidence for proving criminal cases; the procedures of hearing
cases of crimes of killing; the rights of the accused during this stage; and the ensuing legal
process required to implement the judgement.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
K Law > K Law (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Mattock, Professor John N.
Date of Award: 1996
Depositing User: Ms Dawn Pike
Unique ID: glathesis:1996-6868
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 14:46
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 14:46

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