Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, especially to the point of unconsciousness, it is not only a felony but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control that can have a devastating psychological effect on victims. The inability to breathe is one of the most terrifying events a person can endure. Civil attorneys need to understand strangulation for client interviewing and representation. This four-part series will... Learning objectives: · Describe the lethality of strangulation · Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases · Explain general anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims · Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation cases · Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims · Developing and using experts in court · Advocating for traumatized victims
This webinar is hosted by American Bar Association Fund For Justice And Education with support from the TA2TA Project through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.