The assessment of the utility and impact of sexual assault evidence collection kits (SAECKS) as DNA evidence in suspected cases of rape

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Heyns, Marise en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cupido, Danielle en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-30T13:08:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-30T13:08:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cupido, D. 2014. The assessment of the utility and impact of sexual assault evidence collection kits (SAECKS) as DNA evidence in suspected cases of rape. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15457
dc.description.abstract The results from this study show the value of good basic medical practices in documentation of injuries, rather than more costly DNA evidence, in assisting courts in rape cases. However, the researchers do argue that in South Africa, as a middle-income country with a high percentage of non-intimate partner rapes, there would be an advantage in improving the system to collect and analyse DNA evidence rather than abandoning it completely. These results taken together suggest that DNA evidence can assist in signifying that sexual act has transpired however it is more likely that convictions will occur if evidence of physical injury is available, as DNA evidence cannot reveal if consent was obtained or not. As stated above South Africa has one of the highest rates of rape worldwide. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Biomedical Forensic Science en_ZA
dc.title The assessment of the utility and impact of sexual assault evidence collection kits (SAECKS) as DNA evidence in suspected cases of rape en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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