Domestic Violence and Brain Trauma
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 243 , Segment 5
Episode: Drinking Water, Depression in Adolescents, Digital Security
- Mar 1, 2016 10:00 pm
- 15:44 mins
Guest: Rachel Louise Snyder, Investigative Journalist and Professor of Literary Journalism at American University In a domestic violence case, police typically collect statements from the victim and witnesses, and they’ll photograph physical signs of abuse, such as bruises or bleeding. Often the victim will be taken to a hospital to be checked out by a doctor. But these standard procedures are likely to miss signs of brain injury caused by strangulation, which is extremely common in domestic abuse cases.