1887

n South African Psychiatry Review - A socio-psychological perspective on the phenomenon of infant rapes in South Africa : review article

Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1811-7805
USD

 

Abstract

In the context of much social violence South Africa has recently witnessed an increase in the reported cases of rape of young children and even infants. In this article the author wishes to move away from an individual focus on the dynamics underlying the rapist but rather wants to present a socio-psychological perspective on this phenomenon. It will be argued that the rape of infants must firstly be understood within the context of rape as whole. Emphasis will also be given to specific social and political factors present in South African society which may place children at risk of abuse and sexual violence. The interpersonal relationships which may be typical of families of victims will also be explored. Finally intervention and management strategies for mental health professionals working with victims and their families will be suggested.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/medjda/6/4/EJC73008
2003-11-01
2016-12-11

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error