CarolAnn Peterson, PH.D.
CarolAnn Peterson has worked in the field of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse for over 35 years, including 10 years as a registered lobbyist in Sacramento, CA, and Washington, D.C. She has conducted trainings throughout the United States and internationally as an expert in the field.
CarolAnn is one of only 60 academics in the U.S. certified as a strangulation expert witness. She has consulted on federal, state, and local domestic violence cases and provided testimony on civil (child custody) and criminal cases. She also serves as a full-time lecturer at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, teaching a course which she created on Domestic & Intimate Partner Abuse.
CONSULTING AND TRAINING —
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE
EXPERT WITNESS IN CIVIL & CRIMINAL CASES
TISP CERTIFIED STRANGULATION EXPERT WITNESS
FLETC CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINER
SPEAKING AND KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
PEER REVIEWER — STATE EXAMS, TEXTBOOKS, JOURNAL ARTICLES
IN THE NEWS
PODCAST: BREAKING IT DOWN WITH FRANK MACKAY (FEB 2021)
PODCAST: EYES UP HERE WITH LINDSEY PELAS (JAN 2021)
I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE AND HONOR OF WORKING WITH AND AROUND DR. PETERSON FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND CAN SAY WITH GREAT CERTAINTY THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE HER DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHTS INTO FAMILY VIOLENCE AS SHE DOES. I HAVE GUEST LECTURED IN HER DV AND LEADERSHIP CLASSES FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND HAVE SEEN FIRSTHAND HER ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE COMPLEX IDEAS IN EASILY UNDERSTOOD SEGMENTS. SHE IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, A FIRST-CLASS EDUCATOR.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Download the Winter issue of the journal of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists to read the article, Coercive Contol
There has been speculation that during the COVID-19 pandemic domestic violence has increased. There are some preliminary research statistics,...
The murder of Sarah Everard brings up an issue of women’s safety: simply walking home. For those who don’t know Sarah Everard, she was a 33-year-old...