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Strangulation for Prosecutors

Strangulation for Prosecutors
This FREE one-day seminar created for beginning- to advanced-level prosecutors features national physician and prosecutor experts on strangulation. Seminar subjects will include a comprehensive presentation on the medical aspects of strangulation, highlighting the areas every prosecutor needs to understand in order to craft an intelligent direct examination of the prosecution’s medical expert, to successfully cross examine a defense expert, and to rebut defenses successfully. Attendees will learn about the most common defenses—such as autoerotic asphyxiation, self-inflicted strangulation, and accidental strangulation—and how to deal with them. The expert instructors will offer suggested direct exam questions and their favorite cross examination questions and answers. By answering the questions included on this seminar’s registration form, seminar registrants will help to craft the actual seminar.

Date & Location

May 31, 2018
The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento

Technical Advisors

Amanda Martin, Senior Attorney, California District Attorneys Association
William Green, M.D., Medical Director, California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center

Topics & Agenda

Mechanism of Injury in Strangulation Cases • Common Defenses in Strangulation Cases • The Prosecution's Case • Expert Q & A   

Click HERE for the agenda.

MCLE Hours

This seminar is certified for 6 hours of general MCLE credit (Subject to final agenda.)


The Citizen Hotel (a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel) is located at 926 J Street in downtown Sacramento. A small room block has been secured for seminar registrants. To secure the special CDAA group rate of $95/night (single/double occupancy), you make your reservation by May 2, 2018. Click the link below to book online or call 877-781-8559 and identify yourself as a registrant of the CDAA Strangulation for Prosecutors Seminar. 


Parking/Shuttle Information

Valet-only parking is available at the Citizen for $28/night (price subject to change). If you will not be staying at The Citizen, but will be driving into Sacramento the day of the seminar, note that the closest public parking garage entrances are on 10th Street or 11th Street between J & I Streets. The cost is $1.50/half hour with a $20.00 daily maximum charge (prices subject to change). There are other public lots available within a three-block radius of The Citizen Hotel. Super Shuttle is available from the Sacramento International Aiport; visit supershuttle.com for pricing. Other options, such as Yellow Cab, Uber, and Lyft are also available. 

Tuition & Cancellation

There is no tuition for this seminar. SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE NOTE: Although there is no tuition for this seminar, registrants who either do not cancel their registrations by May 23, 2018 or who "no-show" will be charged a $50 late cancellation/no-show fee.  


Travel scholarships available for all seminar attendees. To apply for a scholarship, click HERE and submit the Scholarship Request Form by April 30, 2018.

CDAA Contact

Suzanne Hunter, Director of Grant Training, shunter@cdaa.org.

This seminar is funded by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). 

The Citizen Hotel 926 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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