n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Attitudes of professionals towards incest clients in the former Northern Province (Limpopo) of South Africa

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



It is believed that the offspring of incest will be born with physical and mental deficiencies as a sign of disapproval of the relationship (Monning 1967). Despite the marriage prohibitions prescribed by culture, there are situations where sanctioned incest is practised. This occurs in situations were the wife has died or does not bear children.

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