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The post-mortem as a source of information in the investigation of murder

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dc.contributor.advisor Horne, Juanida Suzette
dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, Nicolaas Jacobus Campher
dc.contributor.author Bila, Hlengani Phanuel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-24T13:20:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-24T13:20:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation Bila, Hlengani Phanuel (2010) The post-mortem as a source of information in the investigation of murder, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3534> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3534
dc.description.abstract The research is concerned with how the post-mortem report can be used as a source of information in the investigation of murder cases to identify crime, individual crimes and trace suspects, etc. The understanding of the post-mortem report, and the information which can be obtained from it, will assist the police investigators to handle murder cases in a professional way. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the existing manner in which police investigators use post-mortem reports in their investigations, with the intention of determining its strengths and weaknesses, and considering how the usage can be improved. Secondly, the researcher wanted to explore how investigators use postmortem reports as a source of information in their investigations. To accomplish this, the researcher perused international and national literature in an attempt to explore the field. The researcher wanted to apply the new research knowledge in order to develop good practice in the field. This has been done by recommending new procedures to enhance performance and to improve the conviction rate in court cases. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 86 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Forensic investigation en
dc.subject Post-mortem en
dc.subject Chain of evidence en
dc.subject Murder case en
dc.subject Crime investigation en
dc.subject.ddc 363.2562096825
dc.subject.lcsh Coroners -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Autopsy -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Death -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Causes
dc.subject.lcsh Evidence, Real -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Evidence, Criminal -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic pathology -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal investigation -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Murder -- Investigation -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Dead -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Identification
dc.subject.lcsh Identification -- South Africa -- Limpopo.
dc.title The post-mortem as a source of information in the investigation of murder en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Police Practice
dc.description.degree M.Tech. (Forensic Investigation)


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