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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 first response. 

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 Traumatic Stress.