Prosecuting Strangulation Injury
Presented by Teresa M. Garvey, AEquitas Attorney Advisor, and Kimberly A. Nash, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of violence employed by perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Nonfatal strangulation often results in little or no visible injury to the victim, despite the fact that the victim has been placed at risk of death or serious injury that may not manifest until much later. Lack of visible injury can result in the misidentification of strangulation injury and the inability of medical professionals to provide meaningful intervention and treatment. In the absence of visible injury, other telltale symptoms may be present. It is critical for law enforcement officers and other first responders to identify these symptoms of strangulation, document the indicators, and offer and encourage appropriate medical evaluation and treatment.
This presentation addressed common myths and misconceptions related to strangulation injury and focus on the signs and symptoms of strangulation injury, medical evaluation and documentation, risk factors, and trial strategies.
Allied justice system professionals, including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, medical and mental health practitioners, college campus professionals, probation and parole officers, and judges, are encouraged to register for this recording.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Click here to view the recording for the May 4, 2016 webinar.
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