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MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECTS OF CHILD ABUSE IN THE COUNTY OF CLUJ

Ovidiu Chiroban (), Danuta Stetco (), Claudia Ola () and Dan Perju-Dumbrava ()

Fiat Iustitia, 2017, vol. 11, issue 1, 71-77

Abstract: Child abuse usually concerns the physical, sexually or even psychologicallymistreatment of children. The forensic pathologists from the Institute of Legal Medicine of Cluj-Napoca asses the medico-legal signs of child abuse by consulting them and releasing the medico-legal certificates. The purpose of this retrospective study was to highlight theparticularities of the physical and sexually child abuse in the county of Cluj. The method andmaterials consisted of studying the medico-legal certificates released in the last two previousyears (2015-2016), concerning child victims from physical and sexually aggressions. Theparameters studied, except the standard demographic ones also took into consideration theevaluation of the severity of the trauma inflicted both from the medico-legal and juridical pointsof view. The results obtained will help to establish health policies in order to prevent this type ofabuse and also to give us better perspective of the infrastructure needed to medically assistthose types of victims.

Keywords: child physical and sexual abuse; medico-legal evaluation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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