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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Pennsylvania Crime Code: Strangulation

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
May, 2017

Research into domestic violence fatalities shows that an abuser’s attempt to strangle the victim can be a dramatic predictor of future lethality in intimate partner violence cases. Section 2718 amends Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code and allows defendants to be charged with the crime of strangulation - as well as felony charges in domestic violence cases.

What’s included in this webpage:

  • Strangulation Benchcard
  • The Jurist: Judicial Newsletter, Strangulation Issue
  • webinar recording with John Wilkinson, JD, from AEquitas
  • link to the Crimes Code section 18 Pa.C.S. §2718
  • link to the Strangulation Institute's Infographic on signs and symptoms