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The court for sexual offences: perceptions of the perpetrators of sexual offences.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16546256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article explores the largely hereunto-ignored perceptions of the offenders within the specialist sex-courts in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. Various factors potentially affecting such perceptions within this group of individuals are identified by way of theoretical orientation. Respondents were inclined to view the Court for Sexual Offences as biased in process and excessively punitive with regard to sentencing. The specialist sex-court was also perceived to be inefficient and slow. Female prosecutors were judged to be overly involved in cases to the extent that their objectivity was impaired. The need for additional research in various related areas is also explored.
Stephen P Walker; Dap A Louw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of law and psychiatry     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0160-2527     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Law Psychiatry     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-14     Completed Date:  2006-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806862     Medline TA:  Int J Law Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Centre for Psychology and Law, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Criminal Law / legislation & jurisprudence*
Gender Identity
Interview, Psychological
Mass Media
Middle Aged
Prisoners / legislation & jurisprudence*,  psychology*
Public Opinion
Rape / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology
Sex Offenses / legislation & jurisprudence*,  psychology*
South Africa

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