“In a society where there seems to be a high number of sexual assault cases, victims of this crime will be encouraged to speak out if they see that there is a support system that ensures justice”.
In a case of rape, there are legal elements required to prove a case in court. These include establishing lack of consent, violence or use of force, age, injury, drug use, use of weapon or intimidation, the sexual activity carried out without permission given, restraint and other elements unique to the method of commission of the crime.
This week’s digest by Avril Eyewu-Edero of EEA Forensics Nigeria discusses parts of these elements that forensic science can address to delivering justice for victims. .
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