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Author(s): Nobrega Pinto, A
Rodrigues, F
Ricardo Jorge Dinis Oliveira
Magalhaes, T
Title: Sexual Offenses Against Elderly People: Forensic Evaluation and Judicial Outcome
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Forensic evaluation reports and judicial outcomes regarding older victims of suspected sexual offenses were retrospectively reviewed. During this period, a total of 14 cases were registered, corresponding to 0.3% of nonfatal crimes against elderly and 0.6% of the total of sexual crimes reported. All the victims were female. The majority lived alone and did not have limitations in communication, orientation, ambulation, or autonomy. The offenders were all male (17 to 81 years old); most were known to the victims and had history of previous disruptive behaviors. The majority of the sexual offenses occurred in the victims' homes, and the offenders tended to use physical violence. Forensic evaluation was crucial for the identification of physical and biological evidence, and forensic conclusions were positively correlated with the judicial outcome of each case. High prosecution and conviction rates were also observed. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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