oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Profile of murder victims of South African death row prisoners

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



In South Africa, as in most other countries, there is a lack of information on the victims of murder. Human rights organisations traditionally focus on the rights and treatment of the murderer, emphasising the right to life for all. Emotional accounts of the cruelty to and suffering of convicted killers sentenced to death are frequently given.

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