Twilight seminar: Non fatal strangulation

Twilight seminar: Non fatal strangulation

Twilight seminar: Non fatal strangulation

WA Family Law Pathways Network and Stopping Family Violence present the following twilight seminar:

Non-fatal strangulation in sexual assault: a study of clinical and assault characteristics highlighting the role of intimate partner violence

Strangulation is the ultimate form of power and control, the abuser has control over the victim’s next breath; this has devastating psychological effects.

Dr Debbie Smith will present a recent study at SARC on nonfatal strangulation in sexual assault. The research provides quantitative data on the association of non-fatal strangulation in sexual assault by an intimate partner.

Research indicates an 800% increase in the likelihood of becoming a domestic homicide victim.

WHENTuesday, 6 February 2018 
WHERESouth of Perth Yacht Club, Coffee Point Road, Applecross

Drinks and light catering provided
Registration is free but booking are essential.

CPD points available for lawyers


Dr Adah SachsDr Debbie Smith

Dr Debbie Smith is a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Forensic Medicine of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia and is currently completing a Masters in Forensic Medicine at Monash University. She has been employed as a Senior Medical Practitioner at SARC Perth for over 15 years. Over this time Debbie has provided medical and forensic care to adolescents and adults after recent sexual assault, many relating to intimate partner violence. She has been involved in research at SARC, co-authored the SARC medical forensic manual, provides under-graduate and post-graduate education and appears as an expert witness in court in sexual assault cases.