Strangulation Investigations

We partnered with the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) to make more positive outcomes for victims of crime by equipping officers with quality training. The CCAW's mission is to provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information, and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of the many and varied forms of crimes against women including domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and strangulation. We are honor to support that mission!

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Topics in the video training series:

Strangulation Investigation Series
Part 1:  The Biggest Red Flag
Part 2:  Anatomy & Mechanisms of Injury
Part 3:  Establishing & Understanding Intent
Part 4:  Impeding Normal Breathing & Circulation of Blood
Part 5:  Bodily Injury & External Evidence
Part 6:  Where We Go from Here

Domestic violence is about gaining power to control a partner. When an abuser senses a loss of control for example, if a victim shows signs of independence or attempts to leave the relationship – his efforts to regain control escalate and take on amore severe form.

Strangulation is an extreme form of violence that can be lethal or non-fatal. It has significant, lasting medical and psychological impacts on victims, that is if they survive. The escalation of abuse to strangulation is one of the most accurate predictors of future homicide for domestic violence victims, and that risk only increases with repeated strangulation assaults.

Women who are strangled one time are at least 7 times more likely to be murdered by that abuser. Strangulation does not just indicate a higher risk of homicide, ithighlights that their murder is imminent. 43% of women that were killed by an abuser were strangled by that perpetrator in the 12 months leading up to thathomicide. When officers respond to a non-fatal strangulation, the clock is ticking.