Drowning, strangulation, and suffocation are leading causes of death across the lifespan. But without obvious signs of external trauma, homicides resulting from asphyxiation are often missed or mislabeled. Whether called a suicide, natural cause, or a tragic accident, intent can rarely be determined without a deeper investigation. This webinar introduces insight that the criminal justice system can use to catch a killer.
Podcast on Crimes Against Women: Episode 3 "Why Strangulation Matters" Hosted by Kelsey McKay and Respond Against Violence
Podcast on Crimes Against Women: Episode 4 "Aquatic Abuse Homicide" Hosted by Andrea Zaferes
Physiological Consequences of Strangulation Timeline
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Rough Sex Defence: Why Campaigners Want it Banned
'Rough Sex' Defence Will Be Banned, says Justice Minister
Cold Case: 'Valentine Jane Doe' Rape, Murder Solved Through DNA After 29 Years
N.M. Office Who Told Suspect He Was Going to 'Choke You Out' Is Charged with Manslaughter
Irvine Attorney Convicted in Ex-Wife's Cruise Ship Murder
The Voice of Charles: The Death of Rose
Investigative Psychology Research Unit at John Jay
NIJ Journal 250: Intimate Partner Homicide (Assessing Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide)
Intimate Partner Homicide Timeline
Samuel Little's Biography
Confessions of a Killer: FBI Seeking Assistance Connecting Victims to Samuel Little's Confessions
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Report
Urban Indian Health Institute: Our Bodies, Our Stories
International Commission Holds Historic Hearing on Violence Against Native Women in the U.S. – U.S. Officials and Native Advocates Agree Violence Must End
Hearing the Whispers
CDC: Half Of All Female Homicide Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners
WHO: Understanding & Addressing Violence Against Women
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CDC: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence — United States, 2003–2014
“Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for women aged ≤44 years.* In 2015, homicide caused the death of 3,519 girls and women in the United States. Rates of female homicide vary by race/ethnicity (1), and nearly half of victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.”
The State of Homicide: Mapping America's Homicide Rates from 1999-2017
Eleven Murder-Suicides Occur Across America Each Week, Claiming More Than 1,300 Lives Annually, New VPC Study Finds
Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us
Gendered Differences in Murder
The Murder Accountability Project: Police departments failed to report nearly 3,000 homicides in 2018, Founded by Thomas Hargrove
The Serial-Killer Detector
Can You Use This Data Set to Find Serial Killers?
The Preppy Murder: Who’s on Trial?
The Fatal, Hateful Rise of Choking During Sex
Margate Man Acquitted in Murder Case After Oral-Sex Defense
Medical Examiner: 'I don't think it's possible' Woman Choked to Death During Consensual Oral Sex
So You're Into Choking: Coming to Grip with this Increasingly Popular Sex Act
The Startling Rise of Choking During Sex: A quarter of women in the U.S. report feeling scared during sex
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics: Female Victims of Violence
CDC: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010
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Engaging African American Males in Ending Gender-Based Violence
Armed and Misogynist: How Toxic Masculinity Fuels Mass Shootings
The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau: Sexually Motivated Murder?
Norfolk Judge Freed Man Accused of Choking His Girlfriend. Then, prosecutor says, he killed her.
APD: Suspect Kills Himself After Staging Girlfriend’s Murder to Look Like a Suicide
The Staged Crime Scene
Pregnant McCracken Co. Teen Suffocated; Boyfriend Charged with Murder
Woman's Killer Hid in Closet as She Slept Night Before Fatal Attack in Apopka home: Records
Man Accused of Killing Former Roommate Hid in Closet to Stage Home Invasion
Danueal Drayton Had History Of Violence, Mental-Health Issues; Blew Off Probation Appointments
Texas Man Charged with Killing 12 Women, Police Look at 750 Other Deaths for Possible Links
Most Serial Killing Victims are Women, FBI reports
More Men are Killed than Women, So Why Focus on Violence Against Women?
Murders by Intimate Partners Are on the Rise, Study Finds
Southwestern Missouri Man Convicted of Killing Former Lover
TED: The Urgency of Intersectionality
Domestic Violence Calls Proven to be Most Dangerous for Responding Law Enforcement Officers: U.S. DOJ report shows that 40% of officer deaths are related to domestic violence calls.