Western and Islamic perspective of Strip Search and undressing of inmates, Permissibility, practices and it’s Jurisdiction

Authors

  • FARIDAH YOUSUF

Abstract

In order to secure prisons and restrict criminal activities, the techniques of Strip Search and body cavity search are commonly employed in the contemporary world, particularly in the West. Specifically, in the American prisons it is adopted as a procedural method. This article will discuss the legality of this procedure in the Islamic as well as in the western law. Another type of this procedure is keeping the detainee undressed, whether he or she is detained for a little time period. The authorities in Pakistan and in the west unnecessarily behave with the inmates in this way as well. So in this research, strip search and keeping the inmates naked will be discussed side by side. However, even the nature of such a search method; indicates that its need should be limited to cases where there exists a possibility of smuggling prohibited objects, and where the efficiency of other search methods is poor. Moreover, along with the security of prison systems, the issue of protecting fundamental human rights of the prisoners is equally important. Therefore, to find and implement an alternative to the strip search method is very important.

Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

FARIDAH YOUSUF. (2021). Western and Islamic perspective of Strip Search and undressing of inmates, Permissibility, practices and it’s Jurisdiction. Hamdard Islamicus, 40(4). Retrieved from https://hamdardislamicus.com.pk/index.php/hi/article/view/166