Imaginary constructions and forensic reconstructions of fatal violence against women : implications for community violence prevention.
The almost exclusive media focus on political violence in South Africa has deflected attention from the high levels of interpersonal violence in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.
In order to explore the tension between an at-risk community's perspective 'and the current reality of violence against women, imaginary constructions of their own violent death produced by 45 African female interview respondents were examined in conjunction with forensic data relating to 73 African female homicide victims in Cape Town, South Africa.
The prototypical account of an imagined homicide involved a female commuter being approached by a group of men, taunted and assaulted, raped and then killed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme, Homme, Violence, Victimologie, Meurtre, Médecine légale, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Prévention, Pauvreté
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Woman, Human, Violence, Victimology, Murder, Legal medicine, South Africa, Africa, Prevention, Poverty
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0232622
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 199406.