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The value of docket analysis in stranger rape investigations : a case study in Port Elizabeth

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dc.contributor.advisor Benson, B. C.
dc.contributor.author Van der Watt, Marcel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T06:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T06:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6684
dc.description.abstract In this research docket analysis is evaluated as an investigative tool in stranger rape cases. Owing to the fact that serial rapists mostly reside within the category of stranger rape cases, the researcher attempted to test the value of docket analysis in the identification of patterns and similarities among such cases which could be indicative of serial rape activity. A rape matrix was used as a docket analysis tool to analyse the content of 184 stranger rape cases which was closed as ‘undetected’. In addition to investigative shortcomings in the case dockets, the researcher identified 15 stranger rape cases which presented six unique patterns among them. These identified patterns could be indicative of serial rape activity. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 161 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Criminal investigation en
dc.subject Crime analysis
dc.subject Docket analysis
dc.subject Rape
dc.subject Stranger rape
dc.subject Serial rape
dc.subject Modus operandi
dc.subject Signature
dc.subject Fantasy
dc.subject Case linkage
dc.subject Identification of crime patterns
dc.subject.ddc 363.2595320968752
dc.subject.lcsh Rape -- Investigation -- South Africa -- Port Elizabeth
dc.subject.lcsh Sex crimes -- Investigation -- South Africa -- Port Elizabeth
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal investigation -- South Africa -- Port Elizabeth
dc.title The value of docket analysis in stranger rape investigations : a case study in Port Elizabeth en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology en
dc.description.degree M.Tech. (Forensic Investigation)


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