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Title: Preliminary Program of the 2003 NGCRC Sixth International Gang Specialist Training Conference
Journal: Journal of Gang Research  Volume:10  Issue:4  Dated:Summer 2003  Pages:47-76
Editor(s): George W. Knox Ph.D.
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 30
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents the preliminary program of the 2003 National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) Sixth International Gang Specialist Training Conference, held in Chicago, IL, on August 13-15, 2003.
Abstract: The conference consisted of topics related to gangs and law enforcement. Presentations consisted of topics such as the psychology of gangs, street gangs and police brutality, using the media and public to assist with locating wanted felons, smuggling/money laundering cases involving gangs and organized crime groups, and mapping techniques for gang investigation and research. The criminal mind and the gangster, skinheads, gang homicides in Chicago, and international terrorism/extremist groups were also discussed. Abstracts are provided for all these topics and outlaw motorcycle gangs, legal liability for gang conduct on property, the Five Percent Nation of Islam, gang awareness for school, group-home, and community-based environments, school tools to prevent gang problems, and violent criminal profiling. Other subjects discussed included hostage negotiations, gangs and rap, Islam integration into organized crime groups, Asian gangs, designer drugs, teenage Satanism, and advanced street gang identification. Street gangs on the Internet, rape drugs and sexual assaults, truancy, and how to talk to kids to prevent gang involvement are other topics discussed.
Main Term(s): Gangs; Workshops and seminars
Index Term(s): Education; Educational courses; Gang Prevention; Gang violence; Symposia; Training
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