The Changing Face of Gangs and Criminal Organizations

The Changing Face of Gangs and Criminal Organizations
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-01-23
Unit 1 Slide Deck: The Changing Face of Gangs and Criminal Organizations
Unit 2 Recording: The Changing Face of Gangs and Criminal Organizations

This webinar focuses on how many gangs have shifted from their traditional roots and are forming hybrid gangs.  Moreover, gangs are moving away from traditional gang crimes and have transitioned to committing crimes of opportunity and profit.  This webinar will provide information on how to document hybrid gangs and how to prosecute their cases and nontraditional gang crimes as gang-related cases.

During this presentation, we’ll cover:

  • How to investigate and prosecute hybrid gangs
  • Best practices for documenting hybrid gangs and hybrid gang members
  • How to investigate non-traditional gang crimes and gang crimes


This is the second of a 3-part Series on Gang-Related Crime.  The other webinars in this series include:


Audience Comments:

  • “Very interesting topic – fortunately, being from Maine, this was a new term of “Hybrid Gang” for me… But I am sure it will make its way here over the next few years. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and be ahead of the curve on this subject.” — Steve
  • “The entire training was very valuable; however the hybrid gang section was very informative.” — Ann Marie
  • “I loved the in-depth info on the Hybrid gangs and how they gave examples of the ones in their city and what crimes they committed and how they came to be.” — Jessica
  • “I learned that our state is exporting hybrid gang members. I am in Tennessee and experiencing a definite shift in more Robbery, Violence by Juveniles and adult involvement with their juveniles so mostly it reinforced what we are seeing is a trend nationally.” — Katherine
  • “Learning about the similarities between US and Canadian gangs. Learning how prosecutors view these issues is also helpful. It provides a more complete view of the entire justice process.” — Nathan


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