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gullibleboy gullibleboy 18-21, M 14 Answers Jan 11, 2011

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depends how much empathy you have given this situation. This is why not everyone can be a doctor or a policemen as it takes a certain type of personality to give the bad but necessary news. Investigating a crime you are just as professional. The goal is to catch who did it rather than focus on the lost of a young life.

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for me it would be breaking the news the kids parents, with that said, it would make me all the more determined,to find the person or persons responsible for it.

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For me, definitely the latter. At least while investigating I would take satisfaction from doing something to help make sure it was not done again by this person.<br />
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Telling distraught parents their kid is dead and just having to stand there and wait for them to come to their senses would be far harder for me.

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what i think BOTH!!!!!

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I couldn't do either which is why we a professionals who investigate crimes who probably cry for the victim in private and ministers and such who tell parents about a murdered child and then who probably cry for the child in private. Or they are like a friend of mine who was six years short of retirement as a patrol officer for the local Sheriff and one day he was maintaining security at the crime scene of a murdered child and he just walked away from his pension.

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Telling the parents.... at least with the investiagtion you are an outsider trying to bring closure for a crime committed. Telling a parent your child was murdered would be too painful for me.

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Telling the parents because once they get your drift the hard part is done, from there you just need to tolerate their emotions

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It depends on the person. I personally would have no problem telling someone their loved one is dead; as long as it wasn't my fault I have no reason to feel bad. They are better off knowing than not knowing. But a more empathetic person might have a different answer.

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I couldn't live if something happened to any of my children. Telling a parent that their child is dead would be horrible.

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the latter>telling the family and breaking their heart is harder to do

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the investigation. seeing, experiencing it first hand. hmm, that's ob<x>jectively. personally, hearing it would be awful. can't really say, i'm not an investigator.

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