The Investigation & Prosecution of Strangulation Cases

The Investigation & Prosecution of Strangulation Cases
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-02-06
Unit 1 Slide Deck: The Investigation & Prosecution of Strangulation Cases
Unit 2 Recording: The Investigation & Prosecution of Strangulation Cases

Since 2010, more and more jurisdictions have passed laws to allow for the prosecution of domestic violence strangulations, making an increase in prosecution of these crimes more available…

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • the short and long term effect of strangulation on the human body,
  • the collection of evidence in a strangulation assault,
  • how justice professionals can work best together to overcome special hurdles in such cases at trial,
  • and how to recognize and defeat common defenses raised by the perpetrator.


Audience Comments

  • “The extreme lethality of this behavior, particularly for survivors of strangulation and their 800-fold increased risk for death if in the same environment or recurrent domestic violence. A very informative and valuable webinar, and thanks to the presenters Kate and Hilary.” — Anthony
  • “A detailed explanation of the cycle of violence resulting in strangulation injury, and the cycle that continues even after the event.” — A
  • “Great examples of what to use for real-life examples of how little force is needed to occlude carotid artery; great idea about asking as part of the investigation if the perp has military training or fighting experience.” — Christina
  • “The information from the prosecutor’s perspective is great.” — Casey
  • “I thought it was a great webinar and very informative from a prosecutor’s viewpoint on what to ask. Just having those helpful hints will help.” — Dixie
  • “The entire presentation was very helpful, as it reinforced procedures that we have our officers currently follow.” — Daniel


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