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Danger Assessment (2019)

The Danger Assessment (DA) was originally developed by Co-Investigator Campbell (1986) with consultation and content validity support from battered women, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts on battering. The second part of... Read More

No Place for a Smile: Domestic Violence

Because dentists routinely assess a patient’s head, neck and mouth, they have a unique and excellent opportunity to recognize whether or not a patient is being abused. This article seeks to enlist the collaboration of... Read More

Survey Results of Women Who Have Been Strangled While in an Abusive Relationship

Few studies attempt to examine individual methods of domestic abuse. The objectives of this study are to evaluate strangulation as a method of domestic violence abuse: to determine the incidence of strangulation occurrence within the... Read More

A Review of 300 Attempted Strangulation Cases Part III: Injuries in Fatal Cases

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... Read More

A Review of 300 Attempted Strangulation Cases Part II: Clinical Evaluation of the Surviving Victim

Medical literature describing victims who survive strangulation is scant. The majority of articles on strangulation are found in the forensic literature, describing the post-mortem findings on autopsy. This article presents a suggested protocol for the... Read More