rape kit


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rape kit

n.
1. A set of materials, such as swabs and tools for collecting blood samples, used to gather forensic evidence from a victim of sexual assault.
2. The evidence obtained with such materials: analyze a rape kit.
3. The examination that results in obtaining such evidence: perform a rape kit.

rape kit

Forensic medicine A collection of receptacles–cups, envelopes, plastic bags, tubes, disposable items–cotton swabs, napkins, pipettes and tools–sterile comb for pubic hairs, sheets–used to obtain evidentiary specimens from a rape victim. See Date rape, PERK kit, Rape, SARN, SART.
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They recently applied new technology and were able to match the sample from the rape kit with a known perpetrator on file.
Marlowe was told that the suspect's DNA was being processed at the lab, and that her rape kit results would be available shortly.
Transparency is key to ensure rape kits are tested responsibly and in a timely manner," Hastings said.
has prompted public discussion about rape kits, it has done so in narrow ways.
The rape kit backlog in Utah consists of two groups--old kits and new kits, explains Utah state crime lab director Jay Henry.
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Her rape kit sat untested for nearly a decade until 2012, when it was matched with the DNA of a serial rapist.
Like hundreds of thousands of other rape kits across the country containing evidence gathered from victims, that of Ybos lay untested for years on a storeroom shelf.
Not even the rape kit necessary to collect evidence against her assailants was done until days later.
Rape kit samples are compared against the DNA databank to find a match and identify stranger rapists.
At the WACPU, a rape kit will be collected in cases of rape, and sent for testing.