Journal of University of Babylon,
Volume 26, Issue 3, Pages 356-336
AbstractSocial custom is one of the social controls that govern the behavior of members of societies, especially the Arab ones, and we found through the research journey that custom plays a large role in social control provided coordination between it and other controls, and therefore the relationship of habits and traditions and customs is a complementary relationship, they complete each other.
The activity of customary law has increased under the exceptional circumstances experienced by the Iraqi society after the fall of the former regime on 9/4/2003, and the formation of a government that did not meet the required level to defend the rights and lives of its people. Consequently, the members of the community went to their clans, thus, the importance of social custom has increased as a social officer approaching his power of law at present.
The research derived its scientific importance from the interrelated influences between custom, legislation and law, as custom is the main axis among these means that regulate the behavior of individuals and that are trying to encounter the negative customs that burdened the members of society.
The study used the historical method, the social survey method and the comparative approach. The tools used by the researcher to collect the data are the interview and the questionnaire
The stratified sample was selected from (160) respondents from Abi Gharaq district in Babil Governorate. The study was conducted during the period from 15/8/2017 to 24/10/2017
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