Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Sexual assault

Forensic Approach Analysis of Multipartner (STR) for Identifying the Suspects in Iraqi Sexual Assault Cases : A Case Study

Ruaa Mohammed Mahdi; Da ad A. Hussain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 168-176

DNA has become a powerful forensic tool for solving cases such as linking a suspect to a
crime scene, resolving biological relationship issues and identifying disaster victims. DNA
fingerprinting can be used to help identify individuals by revealing the differences in the
DNA sequence among different people. Certain non-coding regions of DNA exhibit
significant differences in base pair sequence among individuals. Such regions are called
polymorphisms. DNA investigations mainly involve two steps; the obtaining of DNA
profiles from biological samples and the interpretation of the evidence given by these DNA
profiles. Chromosomal DNA was extracted from semen samples as well as from blood
stain more over PCR technique applied to amplify STR loci, while the detection carried out
by capillary electrophoresis .Then making the interpretation by matching DNA profiles that
obtain from both suspects and victims with the DNA profiles that obtain from the objects
in the crime scene. The case involve seven forensic samples, one female victim (A), three
suspects (B, C, D) and three clothes (brown underwear, blue jeans and shirt belong to
victim A).. DNA extraction from the semen contamination in these samples give DNA
fingerprints with a mix profile that’s belong to more than one suspect.

Date Rape Drugs in Sexual Assaults: A Threat to Indian Society

Gaurav Singh; Pratik Singh; Piyush Jyoti

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4677-4683

The increasing cases of sexual assaults and rape worldwide have made it very challenging for the various nations to deal with it. We are witnessing a huge technological advancement all over the seas. But so far, we have not been able to find any proper solution to deal with these types of crimes. If we talk about India, one of the fastest growing crimes are rape and sexual crimes of women and children. Rape is prevalent in both rural as well as urban areas, and now the cases of sexual assaults are being increasing in the group of high class and literate people.
One of the major reasons for that is the increasing drug and alcohol abuse, which have a direct relation with increasing cases of sexual assault cases in the nation. About 70% of the sexual assault cases in India are reported which is committed while the Accused, victim or both are under the intoxication of some kind of drug or alcohol. The use of one such drug called the ‘Date Rape Drugs’ is becoming very prevalent in India. These drugs are used for exploiting the victim for the drug facilitated sexual intercourse. The reason why these drugs are becoming very popular among such abusers is that, these drugs produces effects which makes the victim physically helpless by reducing their physical strength so that they become unable to refuse the situation. Also, one more reason is that, this drug also affects the mental capability of the victim, thus the victim can’t remember and recall the situation. It is very easy for the perpetrators to mix these drugs in food and drinks of the possible victims because these drugs don’t have any smell, taste or any color. Thus, the date rape drugs are the perfect tool for such perpetrators. So, in this paper we will be discussing about such types of Date rape drugs which are being used at an extensive level in India, there mechanism that how they affect a person and its consequences.

Role of Social Media in creating awareness of Sexual Violence against Women: An Analysis with Special Reference to # MeToo Movement in India

Ms. Seema Shukla; Dr. Pavitar Parkash Singh; Dr. Sorabh Lakhanpal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6256-6264

With the developments in Information communication technologies, people have experienced big transformations in terms of communicating and sharing information in day-to-day daily and social life. Over the years, social media has proven to be a very powerful tool in spreading information, awareness and mobilizing campaigns on a variety of issues. This instrument allows any individual to share content and opinions to the people at global level immediately. Women social activists have been quick to acknowledge this importance, which is why in recent times social media has more specifically demonstrated its potential for drawing attention to women’s empowerment, rights issues and violence against women such as rape, molestation, sexual harassment etc. Today, technology directly impacts women’s life and their development. It has enabled their voice to reach out and be viewed nationally as well as globally. This paper works in same context. It will examine the significance and role of social media in growing of ‘Me Too Movement’ in India. The study illustrates that how social media is helping the women to connect with ‘Me Too Movement’? The paper also analyses the thinking and responses of male society towards Me Too Movement’ and how much conscious the males are about their behavior towards female colleagues.