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Abrahams, N., Mathews, S., Martin, L.J. & Lombard, C. 2016. Gender differences in homicide of neonates, infants, and children under 5 y in South Africa: Results from the cross-sectional 2009 National Child Homicide Study. PLoS Medicine. 13(4):e1002003.

Groenewald, P., Bradshaw, D., Neethling, I., Martin, L.J., Dempers, J. & Morden, E. 2016. Linking mortuary data improves vital statistics on cause of death of children under five years in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 21(1):114–121.

Heathfield, L. 2016. Comparison of footprint ridge density between two South African ethnic groups. Journal of Forensic Investigation. 4(1):1–4.

Maistry, S. & Phillips, V. 2016. Case Report: A self-inflicted bite mark. South African Dental Journal. 71(2):77–76.

Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Coetzee, D., Scott, C. & Brijmohun, Y. 2016. Child deaths in South Africa: Lessons from the child death review pilot. South African Medical Journal. 106(9):851–852.

Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Coetzee, D., Naidoo, T., Brijmohun, Y. & Quarrie, K. 2016. The South African child death review pilot: A multiagency approach to strengthen healthcare and protection for children. South African Medical Journal. 106(9):895–899.



Kasu, M. & Shires, K. 2015. The validation of forensic DNA extraction systems to utilize soil contaminated biological evidence. Legal Medicine. 17(4):232–238.

Matzopoulos, R., Prinsloo, M., Wyk, V.P., Gwebushe, N., Mathews, S., Martin, L.J., Laubscher, R., Abrahams, N., et al. 2015. Injury-related mortality in South Africa: a retrospective descriptive study of postmortem investigations. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 93:303–313.

Tredoux, S., Mfolozi, S. & Shires, K. 2015. Efficiency of buccal DNA sampling device in the mortuary. Journal of Forensic Investigation. 3(2):1–6.



Heathfield, L. 2014. Policy required for entry of DNA profiles onto the National Forensic DNA Database of South Africa. South African Journal of Science. 110(7/8):1–3.

Mole, C.G., Heyns, M. & Cloete, T. 2014. How hard is hard enough? An investigation of the force associated with lateral blunt force trauma to the porcine cranium. Legal Medicine. 17(1):1-8.

Naidoo, N., Artz, L., Martin, L.J. & Mustafa, Z. 2014. “A stitch in time…may save nine”: A systematic synthesis of the evidence for domestic violence management and prevention in Emergency Care. African Safety Promotion Journal. 12(2):30–48.