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The Shariah approach to criminalise identity theft

Mohamed, Sidi Mohamed Ould and Zulhuda, Sonny (2014) The Shariah approach to criminalise identity theft. In: International Conference on Law, Order and Criminal Justice 2014, 19th - 20th November 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

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Identity theft is one of the crimes that threaten both society and its individuals. Millions of people have been badly affected by identity theft following misuse of their identities by criminals. The term „identity theft‟ is used to include all illicit activities (gathering, utilizing, buying selling, etc.) that target personal information (including natural and legal persons). Identity theft is not a new crime but it has grown and has become a major concern in the era of information. Around the globe, laws and regulations have been enacted and revised to accommodate the phenomenon. Being a divine and timeless law that applies to all matters regardless of their time and location, the Shariah has its own solution to a matter such as identity theft. This paper attempts to define the term „identity theft‟ and then to collect and examine some of the Shariah laws related to crime in general and discuss their applicability to this insurmountable matter (identity theft) in a bit to point out the solution provided by the Shariah to curb terrifying matters such as identity theft which has become a household concern. Furthermore, it is also argued that a study such this will positively contribute to the field of justice as it looks at identity crime from another approach and suggests workable steps that could help to alleviate identity theft.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6473/41351
Uncontrolled Keywords: Criminalise Identity Theft
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > BP3790 Criminal law and procedure
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 14:23
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 14:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41351

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