oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Profile of murder victims of South African death row prisoners
|Article Title||Profile of murder victims of South African death row prisoners|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||23 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Additional sources, Death row prisoners, Death sentence, Methods used to kill, Motive, Number of injuries inflicted, Personal characteristics, Research objectives and Victims involved|
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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