Clinton R. Van Zandt
Clinton R. Van Zandt
FBI Profiler, Hostage Negotiator, Vietnam Veteran and Sr. TV Commentator


Clint Van Zandt was with the FBI for 25 years where he served as a Supervisor with the FBI's internationally respected Behavioral Science or "Silence of the Lambs" Unit. He was also the FBI's Chief Hostage Negotiator and managed the FBI's Major Case/Crisis Management Program. Prior to this he was an Agent with U.S. Army Intelligence and is a Vietnam War veteran. He has been the primary hostage negotiator for numerous national and international kidnap and hostage situations and he has testified before the U.S. Senate.

He managed both the FBI's Crisis Management and Major Case Management Programs and has assisted companies across the U.S. and around the globe with their Crisis Management and Violence in the Workplace Programs and regularly consults on these and other matters with such companies.

As an FBI Profiler and Hostage Negotiator, he personally negotiated with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh in Waco, Texas and he has conducted negotiations that have brought about the release of hostages held by prison rioters, and kidnap victims held by both South...


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Nostradamus and the Psychic Detectives
Do so called psychics really have special abilities that can help law enforcement solve cases? Explore...
The History and the Secrets of Psychological Profiling
What is the origin of criminal profiling and how is it used to solve crimes by the FBI? Hear the...
Protecting Children of all Ages from Predators
Former FBI Agent Clint Van Zandt was kidnapped by a child predator when he was 7-years-old. Hear...
Telling the Difference between Mr. Right and Mr. Wrong
Former FBI Agent Clint Van Zandt has helped both men and women deal with cases of Internet and personal...

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