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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The major goal of the agreement is to develop a rape kit test method based on PBI's PCT Platform, and to have it commercially available within the next 18 months.
Last year's free event successfully raised enough money to process one rape kit.
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.
She blamed the State Department for failing to investigate the crime, and declared that parts of the rape kit, which the Army doctor had given to KBR security, had disappeared.
Law enforcement's neglect of rape kit evidence is often based on individual assessments of the credibility of the victim, and the "importance" of the rape.
Presented next is the typewritten report from the County of Hollister Sheriff's Department Supplementary Report written by Juvenile Office Barbara Banks in which the officer details that Joan has refused a rape kit, will not explain visible injuries to her face and arms, confesses to killing her father, that Joan's mother, Lila Lambert has been deceased some ten years, Joan claims having no memory of the incident, that Trish Lambert is married to the brother of the victim, Drake Lambert, and is sister to Joan's mother, Lila Lambert and that Trish has nothing to add to the facts.
Three years later, crime lab workers found a missing rape kit from the case, which included a vaginal swab containing semen.
A later raid found his rape kit, containing booze, drugs and cash.
The rape kit results were positive for the defendants' DNA but a rape kit is named such because it consists of a test made once a person has claimed to have been raped.
In Alaska, I can't even tell you how far it would be for women in some of the villages to get somewhere a rape kit can be used," said Asetoyer.