Signs and Symptoms of Strangulation
Strangulation has only recently been identified as one of the most deadly forms of domestic violence: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators strangle their victims, not only is this a form of assault, but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control, where the perpetrator can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath. Strangulation can have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.