Tracking Rape Case Attrition in Gauteng: The Police Investigation Stage

Tracking Rape Case Attrition in Gauteng: The Police Investigation Stage

Tracking Justice: the Attrition of Rape Cases through the Criminal Justice System in Gauteng aimed to describe the characteristics of reported rape in Gauteng province, and to describe the processing of rape cases by the police and courts at selected courts and police stations. The report contains in depth findings related to police investigations of rape cases in Gauteng, the technical aspects of police investigation and the obligation that falls on the SAPS general as well as his officials to develop environments that have well-set survivor management guidelines, protected docket storerooms and the adoption of specialized units to ensure that victims of rape receive the justice they deserve.


Romi Sigsworth

Romi Sigsworth is a former CSVR senior researcher. She holds a BA (honors) in English from Rhodes university, BA in English language and literature as well as Master of studies from Women's studies from Oxford University.

Lisa Vetten

Lisa Vetten is the former manager of the Gender Programme at the Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation. In 2013 she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her dissertation was entitled 'Deserving and undeserving women: A case study of South African policy and legislation addressing domestic violence.

Rachel Jewkes

Professor Rachel Jewkes is the Executive Scientist for Research Strategy in the Office of the SAMRC President. She is an A1 rated scientist. She was formerly Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Gender and Health Research Unit and is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health. She holds a MBBS, MSc, MD Public Health Medicine from the University of London.

Nicola Christofides

Nicola Christofides is an associate professor at the University of Witswatersrand.

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