No visible bruises

“Strack went back and studied the case files of three hundred non-fatal domestic-violence strangulation cases. Strangulation turned out to be a critical marker. Not only did it dramatically increase the chances of domestic-violence homicide, but only fifteen per cent of the victims in the study turned out to have injuries visible enough to photograph for police reports.”

from No Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury by Rachel Louises Snyder, The New Yorker, December 2015

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