A review of 300 attempted strangulation cases part III: Injuries in fatal cases

Dean A. Hawley, George E. McClane, Gael B. Strack

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Abstract

A review of 300 cases of alleged strangulation assault, submitted for misdemeanor prosecution by the San Diego City Attorney's Office, led to a search for medical evidence that would be useful to prosecute these cases (see Strack et al. in this issue of the Journal). The injuries identified in these non-fatal cases are similar to injuries found in fatal domestic violence strangulation assaults. This article reviews the injuries recognizable at autopsy in cases of strangulation in domestic violence victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Autopsy
  • Domestic violence
  • Forensic pathology
  • Larynx
  • Strangulation
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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