Rebecca Stincelli is a published author of numerous articles and
training manuals on crime-victim trauma. In her book, "Suicide by Cop: Victims from BOTH sides of the badge." she has defined and classified
this phenomenon with such clarity that it is now used by the distinguished
Black’s Law Dictionary, 9th edition, classification of SbC. She is a former crisis interventionist with the Sacramento
County Sheriff's Department with over 20 years of front-line experience, having
developed the first-ever program providing trauma intervention at the onset of
From her many years of service with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Rebecca was recognized and presented with the Jefferson Award from the American Institute of Public Service. This award honors the local unsung heroes alongside national figures such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tom
Brokaw, and Elie Wiesel, to name just a few. She has also received awards from the National Organization of Victim Assistance, as well as form local victim-support organizations and law enforcement agencies.
As a conference keynote speaker
and presenter, her topics have included Child Abuse & Molest, Domestic
Violence, Adult Sexual Assault, and Death Notifications for Homicides and
Suicides. As an academy instructor,
these topics also included presentations on suicide by cop.
Rebecca has been interviewed extensively on her expertise in
suicide by cop and crime victim trauma.
She has been featured on both talk shows and is a regular contact for
news correspondents from CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal
Justice from the California State University in Sacramento (CA) and an
Associate Degree in the Behavioral Sciences.
She is a member of the adjunct faculty for the Los Rios Community
College District and held membership in the American Academy of Experts in