Registration is available here. The webinar is free to attend. For those requesting CLE credit, there is a $10 fee. For NAPD members, a recorded version may be available in their webinar archive.
Description: This presentation is designed to educate attorneys and investigators who may work on strangulation or suffocation cases, in which the victim often shows no visible signs of injury. The presentation will include discussion of anatomy, statistics, mechanism, petechiae, and the signs and symptoms to look for in order to determine whether or not strangulation occurred and the risk of lethality. A case study will also be reviewed, time permitting.
Speaker: This webinar will be presented by Certified Forensic Nurse, Tara Godoy. She has assisted both prosecution and defense attorneys through consultation and expert testimony and spoken at conferences for the NACDL and NAPD. Her primary areas of expertise are Strangulation and Blunt Force Trauma. She is also the owner of Godoy Medical Forensics, which has consulted on over 1000 cases nationwide since 2009.