n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - A model for the assessment of sexually abused children

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-1383



In this article Dr Potgieter reviews the scope and theoretical basis of a forensic model she developed in 1995-96 to assess sexually abused children. Subsequently, she put this model into practice as part of the forensic investigative process at the RP Clinic in Pretoria, where she was director from 1996 to 2001. She provides some interesting examples of results obtained by the various methods making up the model.

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