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“Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers
and men.” 

– Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu’s seminal work “The Art of War” has been referenced for millennia by historians, military tacticians, and world leaders.  In fact, the book is still often recommended reading for many branches of the military at the war college. With such timeless advice, we have found ourselves wondering how we can apply Sun Tzu’s principles of warfare toward the success of our Criminal Justice System. We believe that we can learn a great deal from the ancient writings of Sun Tzu and apply the wisdom of such a deep and thoughtful warrior to our modern-day travails.

☞The first live-webinar: Apply the Art of War to Better Understand Offender Behavior
-will examine the teachings of this great General to achieve a greater understanding of how offenders often operate and cause such great harm.  Offenders naturally and inherently assimilate the principles of the Art of War in their strategic planning process as they aim to achieve their goal of committing crimes and getting away with those crimes on an all to regular basis. We miss important clues because we don’t understand the tactical planning utilized by offenders.

☞The second live-webinar: The Art of War for Investigators & Prosecutors
-we will discuss the building of strategic investigation plans and prosecution strategies by implementing the principles of the Art of War.  We are engaged in warfare as we seek to create access to justice for victims, as we strive towards community safety through offender accountably.

☞The third live-webinar:  The Art of War for Advocates & Allied Professionals
-being an advocate or allied professional is inherently often a battlefield because the goals are often difficult to achieve.  Working with people who have had experienced the harm caused by offenders is difficult work on a heart level, but is compounded because in many ways, the Criminal Justice System is generally not a healing environment. This training will further expound on the teaching of Sun Tzu to assist advocates in developing and expanding thoughtful strategy to be employed in helping victims transcend trauma.

We can achieve victory by exposing the deceit and shedding “Sun Tzu” light on it for all to see. As criminal justice professionals we not only need to understand the tactics and strategies of offenders – but can learn a great deal about some of these same tactics and strategies to better assist us in our investigations, prosecutions and victim response.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 

– Sun Tzu

Come prepared to learn not only about the ancient ways of combat and victory but also how to critically analyze and use these tactics against our greatest foes – the offenders in our midst. Sun Tzu may have been the master of wartime strategies, but his advice still resonates with us today because it can be so readily applied to our professional and personal lives.

Objectives:
-Understand how the Art of War applies to offenders
-Translate the principles of the Art of War through the lens of “getting away with it”
-Identify the core needs and motivations of offenders
-Identify offender behavior and “theory of the third persona”
-Review the Art of War tactics offenders use to groom and maintain control over their victims and community
-Discuss how we can aim higher than the low hanging fruit
-Look at crossover research
-Recommend changes to our criminal justice system to more effectively hold offenders accountable

Tuesday, April 14, 2020: 11:00am- 1:00pm MST
– each a 90-minute webinar with 30 minutes after the presentation for Q&A

Objectives:
-Translate the principles of the Art of War through the lens of successful investigation
-Review traditional criminal investigation methods
-Discuss challenges in investigations and prosecutions when The Art of War is not understood and applied
-Identify way in which the application of the principles in the Art of War can enhance investigations and prosecutions

Tuesdays, April 21, 2020: 11:00am- 1:00pm MST
-each a 90-minute webinar with 30 minutes after the presentation for Q&A

Objectives:
-Translate the principles of the Art of War through the lens of advocacy with crime victims & survivors
-Translate the principles of the Art of War through the lens of systems change advocacy
-Explore how to create a powerful voice
-Understand the implications of the changing playing field
-Dive into various tools that can be implemented in the work of creating transcendence

Tuesday, April 28, 2020:11:00am- 1:00pm MST
– each a 90-minute webinar with 30 minutes after the presentation for Q&A

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