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It’s Not About You! The Importance of a Servant Mentality in Violent Crime Investigations

It’s Not About You! The Importance of a Servant Mentality in Violent Crime Investigations

  • Everett C. Babcock
    Special Agent, Oklahoma District Attorney's Office District 22
  • Webinar, N/A
  • Jan 24, 2024
Course Length:
  • 2-hour
Registration Fee:
    • $125.00 for the first attendee – $75.00 per each additional attendee

This webinar is intended to inform participants of the advantages to investigating crimes of violence when the detective is able to focus the goals of the investigation towards the victims and victim’s families rather than focusing on the needs of the public or the investigating agency.

When investigating violent crimes, the best resource for the detective is often the victim and the victim’s family and friends. The importance of this relationship is overlooked by detectives, and is often difficult to develop.

This course will provide attendees with suggestions for developing those relationships, and will show how those relationships are a vital tool for detectives in their investigations.

The instructor will use actual case studies to demonstrate how he came to the realization of the importance of a close professional relationships with the victims and their families in solving criminal offenses, and will show techniques used to help develop these relationships.

After attending this training, with the use of notes and class materials the participants will be able to:

  • List the “victims” when a violent crime occurs
         1.  The person who the crime was committed against
         2.  The people who care about the person the crime was committed against
         3.  The community
         4.  The law enforcement agency
  • List ways for the detective to better serve victims and victim’s family
         1.  Empathy
         2.  Transparency
         3.  Responsiveness
         4.  Truthfulness
  • Identify the most important quality a detective can have when interacting with victims of violent crimes
          1.  To sincerely care about the victim and the crime


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