Training/Advice Workshop

Identifying, Investigating & Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation Cases

Foyle Women's Aid

Foyle Women's Aid

Cost: £75 per person
Foyle Family Justice Centre
Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: 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 crime, 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.

Gael Strack, J.D. Strangulation Institute San Diego, is a leading expert in the field of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation assaults in intimate partner violence cases, who will share her expertise and cover the following:

  • Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanour strangulation cases
  • Understanding the lethality of strangulation
  • Link to other crimes, police shootings and mass murders
  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases
  • Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
  • Investigating and documenting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation cases
  • Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
  • Developing and using experts in court
  • Advocating for traumatised victims
  • Resources and handouts developed by the Institute
  • Women

Date and Time

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The Merchant Hotel, 16 Skipper Street
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Contact Details

Louisa Young