Rendering and receiving post-rape services within the South African criminal justice system
Dataset for a qualitative study aimed at investigating the quality of post-rape services rendered to adult female rape survivors within the criminal justice system.
The population comprised of both adult female rape survivors and service providers in the Gauteng province, South Africa. From this population the sample consist of 17 adult female rape survivors and 28 service providers. The data was gathered by means of a semi-structured interview schedule and analysed by means of thematic content analysis. Themes and sub-themes in rendering and receiving post-rape services within the South African Criminal Justice System were generated.
The research paradigm was facilitated from a positivist approach since the researcher explored and described the lived experiences of rape survivors and service providers regarding the quality of post-rape services in South Africa. The research type was applied intervention research since the research proposed recommendations for improving the quality of post-rape services to adult female rape survivors. Different types of probability sampling were used in this study. Stratified probability sampling was followed to document the perspectives of service providers while convenience sampling was implemented to explore the experiences of adult female rape survivors regarding the quality of service rendering.