Supervising Gang Members in Rural Communities
Presenter: Brian Parry
Broadcast Date: 03/14/2007

Community corrections professionals who work in rural areas are increasingly likely to encounter gang members among the offenders they supervise. This training provides an overview of the scope of America’s gang problem and discusses the growth, influence and migration of gangs to rural parts of the country. It offers insight into the factors that are leading more people than ever before into the gang lifestyle and the impact of increased gang violence and narcotics trafficking on the quality of life in many communities. The presentation also profiles the major gangs operating across the country, describes gang identifiers, explains how gangs operate on the street, and discusses the correlation between prison gangs and street gangs. Also included are strategies for supervising gang members, tips for officer safety, and suggested interviewing techniques.

Supplemental Materials

This Training is part of the following eLearning Series:
Distance Learning for Rural Probation and Parole Agencies and Practitioners