Strategies for Managing Gang-Involved Individuals in Custody

Strategies for Managing Gang-Involved Individuals in Custody 

Security Threat Groups (STGs) present significant risk to correctional facilities. STGs account for 1/3 of the violence that occurs between individuals in custody (Knox, 2012). They are also responsible for disruptions to correctional activities, illicit activity within the facility, radicalization of individuals in custody, and violence against staff both within and outside of the facility. This course will provide information on validation criteria used to identify those with STG involvement and consequences individuals in custody experience because of STG validation. Finally, this course presents correctional officers considerations for managing individuals in custody validated as STG members or identified as associates of STGs.

$12.50

Hours: 1.50
REL-PS-0-SMGIIC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 STC credit hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

1.5 HOURS


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.50 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-SMGIIC
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/1/2024
Learning Objectives:
List up to 10 criteria used to validate individuals as a member of a Security Threat Group.
Explain 4 consequences that occur when a facility validates an individual in custody as an STG member.
Identify 8 challenges in supervising Security Threat Group members.
Discuss 7 considerations for managing individuals in custody validated as STG members or associates.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Security Threat Groups in Correctional Facilities

Security Threat Group

STG Categorizations

Validation

Criteria for Validation

Gang Density

Consequences of STG Validation

Review

Summary

Section 3: Considerations for Managing Security Threat Groups

Challenges in Managing Security Threat Groups

Is There a Universal Strategy?

Variation in Security Threat Group Management

Considerations for Correctional Officers for Managing STG Members

Assessment

Classification

Monitoring

Response

Communication

Renunciation

Protect Yourself

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Richard Harris
Richard Harris is the Safety and Security Administrator for the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau of the District Court and a Tulsa Police Officer. He has been working with youth in gangs for over twenty years. Richard has been a member of the Tulsa Rea Gang Taskforce (TARGET group) since 2004 and an executive board member and trainer for the Oklahoma Gang Investigator's Association since 2006. Disclosure: Richard Harris has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections.
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