Arzoo Osanloo, director of the Middle East Center and an associate professor of the Law, Societies & Justice program, has been selected by The Law & Society Association as the Herbert Jacob Book Prize recipient for 2021, for new, outstanding work in law and society scholarship. Her book, Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims’ Rights in Iran (Princeton University Press, 2020) is the first to consider the social reality of the Islamic mandate of mercy and, at the same time, it explores a criminal justice system that prioritizes victims’ rights.
Watch Arzoo Osanloo discuss her book with London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) here.
The Herbert Jacob Book Prize annual competition is open to books from all fields of, and approaches to, law and society scholarship published in the previous year. The Law & Society Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts. Each year, the association recognizes outstanding scholarly publications and contributions to the law and society community.