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Kinders as slagoffers van seksuele misdade

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dc.contributor.advisor Lotter, S. en Bukau, Susan Charlotte en 2009-08-25T10:53:32Z 2009-08-25T10:53:32Z 2009-08-25T10:53:32Z 2003-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Bukau, Susan Charlotte (2009) Kinders as slagoffers van seksuele misdade, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description Text in Afrikaans
dc.description.abstract In this dissertation the legal position with regard to children as victims of sexual crimes is examined in South Africa, England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sexual crimes with children are a serious and widespread international problem. The purpose of this study is to identify deficiencies / gaps in the South African law. Children are not only the victims of the sexual crimes, but they are exposed to further trauma whilst giving evidence. Their best interests are also often not taken into proper consideration during the sentencing phase. In is in the interest of justice that children=s interests must be taken into account the whole time. In terms of international conventions and charters State parties are required to protect children against all forms of discrimination, violence, abuse and exploitation. Children may not be exposed to any sexual crimes, because these activities violate their right to bodily (and psychological) integrity, human dignity and privacy. In order to acknowledge the importance of children=s best interest, priority must be given to all cases in which children are the victims and their unique characteristics, age and development must be taken into consideration. This will ensure that they are not further victimized during the trial. Deficiencies in the Criminal Law are addressed by proposing new definitions, for instance for rape and incest. Shortcomings in the Procedural Law are identified and recommendations are made especially with regard to the alternative measures by which children can testify. Guidelines are also suggested for admissible cross-examination. New sentencing options are recommended and possible aggravating circumstances which ought to play a role during the consideration of a suitable and just sentence for sexual crimes with children are suggested. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xviii, 564 p.)
dc.language.iso af en
dc.subject Recommendations with regard to new sexual crimes en
dc.subject Procedural aspect en
dc.subject Evaluation of children’s evidence en
dc.subject Sentencing for sexual crimes en
dc.subject Competent witnesses en
dc.subject Intermediary en
dc.subject Rights of children en
dc.subject Cautionary rules en
dc.subject Child victims en
dc.subject Sexual crimes en
dc.subject.ddc 346.135068
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Child sexual abuse -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Children's rights -- South Africa
dc.title Kinders as slagoffers van seksuele misdade en
dc.type Thesis en en
dc.description.department Criminal and Procedural Law en LL.D. en

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