Year Published: 2008

Authors: Naeemah Abrahams, Lorna J Martin, Rachel Jewkes, Shanaaz Mathews, Lisa Vetten and Carl Lombard

Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd

Suggested Citation: Abrahams N, Martin LJ, Jewkes R, Mathews S, Vetten L & Lombard C (2008) The Epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa. Forensic Science International, 178(2-3): 132-138. Forensic Science International:


This study describes 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.