Evaluating Juvenile Penal Code in Islamic Jurisprudence in Iran

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Limiting an exact age by presenting a determined criterion as to the beginning of the period when an under aged begins to behave like an adult and is considered as a liable person is of necessity in all legal orders, including the criminal law of the Islamic republic of Iran. Here, the issue of coming of age and being a responsible person in front of law, according to Quran verses is analyzed and compared with the legal and psychological opinions regarding the presented standards by the impeccable’s on puberty through verses in Quran specially the level of its comparison with puberty criterion and penal liability that exists in Iran which is implemented according to the ideological nature of religious laws in Iran.

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