For many people, when word “gangs” is mentioned, one thinks of groups of criminals in society. What is often forgotten is that “gangs” – or “security threat groups” – are a very real, and dangerous part of the corrections environment, with the National Gang Crime Research Center reporting a 25.9% gang density of newly arriving inmates.
While this same study says 74.9% of all American prisons have rules specifically prohibiting gang recruitment among other inmates, 94% of all responding prison professionals indicated prison is where gangs do recruit/get new members.
This presence of Security Threat Groups play a role in staff safety, with:
- 25% of prisons reporting that gang members have accounted for staff assaults,
- almost half account for threats to staff,
- and in general, accounting for roughly one-third (33.7%) of all management problems in prisons and jails.
During this webinar, participants will learn the leading techniques for management of security threat groups (gangs) in a correctional environment. Specific topics will include:
- STG v Street Gangs
- Identification Process
- Management during Incarceration
- Current Trends
- Policy v Practice
- Pro-Active Programs