|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4760692||1422421||2017||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Majority of injuries in IPV cases were soft tissue injuries, other serious injuries were found.
- Forensic medicine has a role in documenting and evaluating these injuries.
- Forensic report may be able to clarify the mechanism or weapon used by the offender.
- Forensic reports is an important tool attempts to answer questions raised by legal system.
- Women must know their rights to access forensic service when they face violence.
ObjectiveIntimate partner violence against women is a major health problem in most nations, but to date, there has been little awareness of the extent or seriousness of this issue in Jordan. Forensic medical practitioners play a significant role in diagnosing, evaluating and reporting these cases. The Jordanian judicial system is dependent on forensic reports. This study aims to assess the role of forensic medicine in evaluating the physical injuries sustained by women who are abused by their husbands.MethodA retrospective review of 158 forensic reports of Jordanian women alleging assault by their husbands and who were seen at Jordan University Hospital over the period 2010-2015.ResultsOf the 158 women who presented, 87 had multiple injuries. The majority of injuries were soft tissue injuries, but others included fractures, tympanic membrane perforation, burns and neck contusions. Twelve women were pregnant at the time of the assessment. The period of incapacity caused by these injuries (an important factor for the Jordanian judicial system) was between 1 and 14 days.ConclusionIntimate partner violence can present with a range of injuries from relatively minor to potentially disabling or life threatening. Forensic medicine has a role in documenting and evaluating these injuries and advising the judicial system in these cases. These are all key elements in increasing the awareness of the nature and extent of this behavior and its impact on women (and men) and the wider society.
Journal: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Volume 49, July 2017, Pages 33-36