Original Article

PORTRAIT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ATTENDED IN THE MLI OF CUIABÁ AND REGION

Paulo Luiz Nogueira (1)
Giovanna Lemos Naia (2)
Pedro Henrique Rezende da Fonseca (2)
Rafael Müller Santos (2)
Renan Souza Peaguda (2)
Maristela da Silva Andreoni (3)
(1) Master in surgery, nutrition and metabolism. Coordinator of graduation in medicine at  Centro Universitário de Várzea Grande – UNIVAG.
(2) Graduate medical student at Centro Universitário de Várzea Grande – UNIVAG.
(3) Medical legal expert, Professor at Centro Universitário de Várzea Grande – UNIVAG.

ABSTRACT

This study complies information from injury reports of children and adolescents attended at the Medical Legal Institute of Cuiabá and its region between January and December 2015. Despite all the increasingly restrictive and forceful measures to combat violence against children and adolescents, there is an increasing number of cases of aggression towards these physically and psychologically fragile victims, some of them leaving lasting sequelae. The Legal Medical Institute provides assistance to victims with the purpose of describing these remnants of violence in detail in compliance with criminal law (Code of Criminal Procedure (CPP) – article 158) for the production of the bodily injury report, a valuable and indispensable document for the police investigation. Thus, knowing the epidemiological data of these victims of violence attended at the Institute is essential to establish security measures and create new programs to combat this crime and repress agressors.

Keywords: violence against children and adolescents; IML; epidemiology

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