The epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa.

@article{Abrahams2008TheEA,
  title={The epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa.},
  author={Naeemah Abrahams and Lorna J. Martin and Rachel Jewkes and Shanaaz Mathews and Lisa Vetten and Carl F Lombard},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2008},
  volume={178 2-3},
  pages={
          132-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology and forensic management of suspected rape homicide in South Africa, with the aim of promoting the recognition of this form of violence against women amongst forensic pathologists during post-mortem examination. METHODS A retrospective national study in a proportionate random sample of 25 medico-legal laboratories was carried out to identify all homicides in 1999 of women over the age of 13 years. Data was collected from the mortuary file, autopsy report… CONTINUE READING
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