Law Enforcement’s response to non-fatal strangulation
Though long overlooked, non-fatal strangulation is a serious crime with severe medical and psychological implications. Recently, law enforcement has begun to take this crime more seriously, but there is still much room for improvement. This paper will explore the current state of law enforcement’s response to non-fatal strangulation and make recommendations for improvement.
The need for a better understanding of non-fatal strangulation
There is a need for a better understanding of non-fatal strangulation, as it is a crime that is often underreported and misunderstood. Law enforcement’s response to cases of non-fatal strangulation can be improved by increasing awareness of the dynamics of this type of violence and developing policies and training that reflect a better understanding of the dynamics of non-fatal strangulation.
The current state of law enforcement’s response to non-fatal strangulation
In recent years, non-fatal strangulation has become recognized as a serious problem in the United States. Despite this, there is still no national standard for how law enforcement should respond to these incidents. As a result, response to non-fatal strangulation varies wildly from state to state and even from department to department.
This is a problem because non-fatal strangulation is often a prelude to fatal strangulation. In fact, 70% of women who were killed by their intimate partners had been strangled by them at some point in the relationship. And yet, only 8% of cases of non-fatal strangulation are ever reported to law enforcement.
One of the biggest obstacles to addressing this problem is the lack of data. Because there is no national standard for how law enforcement should respond to reports of non-fatal strangulation, there is no way to know how often these incidents are happening or what the outcomes are. This needs to change.
There need to be national standards for how law enforcement should handle reports of non-fatal strangulation. These standards should include mandatory reporting requirements and standardized training for law enforcement on how to properly respond to these incidents. Additionally, there needs to be better data collection on non-fatal strangulation so that we