(Open) Strangulation: Evaluating Strangulation Evidence from a Medical Perspective
In approximately 50% of strangulation/suffocation cases, there is no visible sign of injury; in an additional 35% of cases the injuries are too minor to photograph. This attorney CLE course is designed to educate attorneys and investigators on what to look for when evaluating strangulation evidence; if it occurred and the risk of lethality. Anatomy, vocabulary, statistics, mechanism, petechiae, and signs and symptoms are all reviewed. A strangulation evidence case study is reviewed when time permits.