Copyright 2006 by Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis
FAMILY VIOLENCE – MARRIAGE VIOLENCE WITH A FATAL OUTCOME
Aleksandra Antovic, Radovan Karadzic, Lidija Kostic-Banovic and Ljubisa Milosavljevic
Faculty of Medicine of Nis 1
Family violence represents an especially dangerous social form of violence by means of which the rights of an individual – a member of a family – to live, to have psychic, physical and sexual integrity, freedom, security and human dignity, have been violated. The term marriage violence entails every form of physical, sexual, psychic and economic abuse of women by husbands or illegitimate partner. The family violence represents a widespread form of crime, and since it has become dramatic and dynamic during the recent years, the need for a direct forensic processing of the violence consequences within this specific and sensitive social group has arisen. In accordance with what has been outlined above, three cases of extreme, systematic and continuous marriage violence with fatal consequences of the abused women, whose bodies have been abducted at the Forensics Institute in Nis, have been presented in this paper. Acta Medica Medianae 2006; 45(2):75-79.
Key words: family violence, marriage violence, body injuries, death