The Preliminary Schedule of Session Day, Time, and Room Locations for the 2018 NGCRC 21st International Gang Specialist Training Conference (August 6-8, 2018):

Version 1.0 Last updated: 16 April 2018

                                       Includes all schedule information for N = 104 courses


            LEGEND of Symbols: “Ts” = Tracks = the session credits = the training tracks that particular session gives credit for attending (the training track number is provided after the “Ts” symbol appears). Room location names are in all caps.

 

Schedule Entry Example: the course being taught on Monday from 8:00am-9:00am (when) is Session #21 (what), session title is “A Brief Introduction to Some of the Basics of Graffiti Identification and Analysis: An Instructional Workshop (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series), by Robert Mulvaney (who), and it is taught in the Washington Park 2 room (where), and it gives session credit for the following different training tracks “Ts: 1; 4; 5; 7; 8; 10; 11; 12; 16; 17; 20; 22; 25; 30; 31. (why)” Track #1 is “Gang Crime Investigation Skills”. There are 32 different tracks. You need to know your track name and your track number. The list of the tracks and track numbers is on the registration form and at the main conference website: www.ngcrc.com/2018.conference.html



                                    Sunday, August 5, 2018:


                              12:00pm Noon Exactly: NGCRC staff and volunteers assemble in the Operations Center (GARFIELD PARK ROOM), on the third floor, to unload the truck and prepare the Goody Bags.


                                                3pm-8pm: Registration - pick up your ID, your registration file folder, and your goody bag at the Operations Center (GARFIELD PARK ROOM), on the third floor.

 

3:00pm - 5:00pm:


5:00pm - 7:00pm:

(30) “Understanding and Preparation for the Interview of a Suspected Gang/Threat Group Member: A Workshop on Asking, Listening and Assessing Information”, by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang Specialist, NGCRC Staff. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 5; 7; 10; 11; 12; 13; 16; 17; 20; 22; 25; 31.

 

 

Monday, August 6, 2018:

6:00am:

Registration - pick up your ID, your registration file folder, and your goody bag at the Operations Center (GARFIELD PARK ROOM), on the third floor.

                         

7:00am - 7:45am

Opening Ceremony: Chicago Ballroom, 16th Floor (west end of the hotel). Welcoming. Awards Ceremony. Everyone urged to attend.


8:00am - 9:00am:

(21)  “A Brief Introduction to Some of the Basics of Graffiti Identification and Analysis: An Instructional Workshop (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)”, by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang Specialist, NGCRC Staff. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 4; 5; 7; 8; 10; 11; 12; 16; 17; 20; 22; 25; 30; 31.


8:00am-10:00am:

(12) “Gang Communication: Technology-enhanced Communication Options”, by Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 4; 9; 13; 14; 21.

(23) “Introduction to Gangs and Deviant Groups”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 7; 13; 16; 19; 22.

(65) “Sovereign Citizens: Paper Terrorists or a Real Threat?”, by Dr. Gregg W. Etter, Sr., Ed.D., Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri; and Detention Deputy Stacia Pottorff, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Linn, MO. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 12; 14; 20; 24.

(14) “Better Intel and Prevention: Monitoring Gang Problems in Bars and Nightclubs”, by Keiron McConnell, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 21; 22; 23.

(31) “Introduction to Separatist, Racist and Extremist Groups (SREG’s)”, by D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., NGCRC Staff and Executive Editor, Journal of Gang Research, and James A. Anderson, M.S., Minnesota Deputy State Fire Marshall, Fire Inspector. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 19; 20; 24; 30.


9:00am - 10:00am:

(79) Street Gangs Well Defined", by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 29; 30.


10:00am - 11:00am:

(58) “FBI/Next Generation Identification (NGI) Overview”, by Gregory E. Scarbro, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Clarksburg, WV. Restricted to Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 13; 20; 21; 25.

(69) “Risk Factors and Offending Behaviors of Adolescent Female Gang Members”, by Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Postgrad Researcher; and Dr. Maria Ioannou; International Centre for Investigative Psychology, University of Huddersfield, England. GRANT PARK. Ts: 2; 7; 18; 22; 26.

(77) “Graffiti Identity 1", by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 29; 30.

(97) “Gang Prosecution in Cook County”, by Brian R. Holmes, Supervisor, Gang Prosecution Unit, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 3; 13; 21.

 

10:00am - 12:00pm:

(15) “Hybrid Gangs: How to Identify Local Gang Culture”, by Jim Bailey, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI; and Tyler Sutherland, Gang Suppression Unit, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 3; 19; 21.

(2) “Historical/Generational Trauma and Its Impact on Gang and Law Enforcement Interactions”, by Captain Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Denver County Sheriff’s Department, Denver, CO. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 2; 7; 10; 11; 12; 13; 22; 25.

 

11:00am - 12:00pm:

(55) “The OMCG in a Global Perspective”, by Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH. ONTARIO. Ts: 15; 23.

(32) “Why Young People Join Gangs”, by Dr. Barry S. McCrary, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL GRANT PARK. Ts: 2; 5; 10; 11; 17; 18; 22.

(87)A Basic Street Gangs Investigation", by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. Notice: This course is restricted to Law Enforcement Only. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 30.

(99) “Prosecuting Gang Crimes: Writing Gang Search Warrants”, by William Noon, Detective, Toledo Police Department, Toledo, OH. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1, 21.


12:00pm - 1:00pm:

(29) “The Veterans Reception: For Vets Only”, by Dr. Todd Negola, NGCRC Staff; Fred Moreno, Investigator, NGCRC Staff, Chicago, IL; and D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 7.


1:00pm - 2:00pm:

(26) “Critical Incident Management and the First Responder”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 5; 7; 12; 13; 14; 25.

(40) “How To Start a New Faith-Based Gang Prevention/Intervention Program in Your City: Lessons Learned From The Maleness to Manhood Gang Mentoring Initiative”, by Dr. Barry S. McCrary, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. GRANT PARK. Ts: 2; 10; 11; 17; 18; 31.

(104) “Yo Bro: A Gang Prevention Program in British Columbia”, by Dr. Keiron McConnell, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. HURON A&B. Ts: 11; 15; 22.


1:00pm - 2:30pm:

(57) “Gang Management in Juvenile Facilities”, by Felix Mickens, Edwin Lee, Allen Mitchell, and Dominick Cicala, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, Trenton, NJ. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 2; 12; 13; 16.

(28) “Gang Mapping 101: An Introduction ”, by D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., NGCRC Staff and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN; Kristopher Hansgen, Graduate Student, Criminal Justice Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 12; 28.


1:00pm - 3:00pm:

(34) “Gang Prevention and Prosecution Strategies for the Next Twenty Years”, by Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 4; 9; 13; 14; 21.


1:00pm - 4:00pm:

(66) “Gang Expert Testimony: Bringing Your Gang Investigation into Court”, by Tyler Sutherland, Gang Suppression Unit, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI; and Jim Bailey, Battle Creek Police Department, Battle Creek, MI. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 3; 21.


1:00pm - 5:00pm:

(8) “Patron Saints of the Mexican Cartels and Gangs”, by Robert Almonte, Gang Specialist, San Antonio, TX. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 2; 6; 13; 16; 20; 22; 23; 25.


2:00pm - 3:00pm:

(33)  “How to Develop, Select and Train a Diverse STG Intelligence Team in a Jail/Prison Environment”, by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang/Specialist. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 4; 6; 8; 9; 12; 13; 15; 16; 19; 20; 21; 25; 30.

(1) “An Analysis of Native American Gangs in South Dakota”, by Mario L. Hesse, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. GRANT PARK. Ts: 10; 11; 20.


2:30pm - 4:00pm:

(45) “Gangs and Gang Violence in Britain”, by Janice Joseph, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Program, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 14; 20; 23.

(80) “A Public Health Approach to Primary Prevention”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program, Los Angeles Unified School District Human Relation Commission; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center Community Advisory Board; Los Angeles, CA. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 5; 10; 17; 18; 22.


3:00pm - 5:00pm:

(13)Burnout in Blue: Exploring Burnout in Law Enforcement and Related Careers”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 7; 12; 18.

(74) “Gangs 2.0: Flashgangs and Flashmobs”, by Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush, Dept. Of Criminal Justice, Troy University, Troy, AL. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 6; 9; 20; 23; 25.

(89) “The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Gang File”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, CTAP/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Special restriction: Sworn law enforcement and corrections ONLY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 13; 20; 25.


4:00pm - 5:00pm:

(75) “Community, Police, and Gangs", by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 29; 30.

(100) “Advanced Identification About Crips and Bloods”, by William Noon, Detective, Toledo Police Department, Toledo, OH. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 19; 20.


5:00pm - 6:00pm:

(76) Gang Prevention - Intervention - Counseling Networking Reception”. This is hosted by Douglas L. Semark, Special Executive to the Board, Gang Alternatives Program, Los Angeles, CA. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 12; 18; 22.     


 

TUESDAY, August 7, 2018:


06:00am - 08:00am:

(89) “The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Gang File”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, CTAP/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Special restriction: Sworn law enforcement and corrections ONLY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 13; 20; 25.


8:00am - 9:00am:

(39) “Enforcement-Based Gang Prevention Initiative”, by Sgt. Stephen Roche, Worcester Police Department, Worcester, MA. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 2; 5; 16; 21; 22.


8:00am - 9:30am:

(36) “Gang Presence in Social Media: Data Mining Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media Outlets”, by Dr. John Jacob Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 9; 29.


8:00am - 10:00am:

(7) The Criminal Mind and the Gangster”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 7; 12; 13; 16; 18.

(30) “Understanding and Preparation for the Interview of a Suspected Gang/Threat Group Member: A Workshop on Asking, Listening and Assessing Information”, by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang Specialist, NGCRC Staff. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 5; 7; 10; 11; 12; 13; 16; 17; 20; 22; 25; 31.

(84) “Causes, Effects, and Treatments: Gang Culture and Gang Violence”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program, Los Angeles Unified School District Human Relation Commission; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center Community Advisory Board; Los Angeles, CA. GRANT PARK. Ts: 5; 10; 17; 18; 22.

(95) “Gang Involvement in the Social Justice Movement”, by Detective William Kimball Murdock, Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta, GA. Restricted attendance: Sworn LEO, Analysts, and Prosecutors. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 1; 20; 29.


8:00am - 12:00pm:

(54) “Danger in the Community: Gangsters, Bikers, and Extremists in the Military”, by Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 2; 4; 9; 13; 14; 21; 32.


9:00am - 10:00am:

(25) “The Relationship Between Psychopathy and Gang Membership”, Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Postgrad Researcher; Dr. Maria Ioannou; and Dr. Laura Hammond; International Centre for Investigative Psychology, University of Huddersfield, England. ONTARIO. Ts: 2; 7; 18.


9:30am - 11:00am:

(70) “Gangs in Central America”, by Janice Joseph, Ph.D., Criminal Justice Program, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 6; 14; 20; 23.


10:00am - 11:00am:

(43) “Gangs and Their Membership”, by Dr. Andy Bain, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH.; and Dr. Keiron McConnell, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ONTARIO. Ts: 6; 20.

(73) “Faith as a Stress Innoculator”, by Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush, Dept. Of Criminal Justice, Troy University, Troy, AL. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 7; 31.


10:00am - 11:30am:

(22) “The Global Growth of Nationalism”, by D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., NGCRC Staff and Executive Editor, Journal of Gang Research. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 19; 20; 23; 24.


10:00am - 12:00pm:

(5) “An Introduction to Understanding Prison Gangs”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 7; 13; 16; 19; 22.

(94) “Working With Gang Involved Youth”, by Tom Schneider, M.S., Director, Project Lifeline, Chicago, IL; and Kevin Kreuser, Cook County Juvenile Court, Chicago, IL. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 2; 5; 10; 11; 16; 18; 22; 31.


11:00am - 12:00pm:

(83) Graffiti Identity 2", by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 9; 19; 20; 29; 30.

(4) “Creating a Staff Facilitated Peer Support Group for In-Prison Gang Renouncement Candidates”, by Veronica Williams, Supervisor, Gang Renouncement and Dissociation (G.R.A.D.), Houston, TX. ONTARIO. 10; 13; 18; 22.

(101) “Gang-Related Search Warrant Planning and Execution”, by Sgt. Brian Hill, Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa, OK. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 4; 6; 12; 25.


12:00pm - 1:00pm: 

(102) The Christian Gang Specialist Reception”, by Brother Jim Fogerty, Brothers and Sisters of Love, Catholic Charities, Chicago, IL. GRANT PARK. Ts: 5; 10; 11; 17; 18; 22; 31.


1:00pm - 2:00pm:

(46) “The MS-13: A Workshop to Discuss the Impact and Response to the Violence by Foreign National Gangs in U.S. Communities", by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang Specialist, NGCRC Staff. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 2; 6; 13; 16; 20; 22; 23; 25.

(85) Using Google-Alerts and How to Use Them for Investigative and Research Purposes”, by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 9; 19; 20; 29.


1:00pm - 2:30pm:

(91) “Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Gang Involved Youth”, by Kate Mahoney, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, Chicago, IL. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 2; 4; 5; 7; 22.


1:00pm - 3:00pm:

(44) “A New Prosecution Leadership Model in Anti-Gang Efforts: A Discussion of the Utah Gang Initiative”, by Stephen L. Nelson, Assistant United States Attorney and Anti-Gang Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Stewart M. Young, Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 21; 25.

(42) “A Threat Analysis of MSTA: Gang, STG, Hate Group, Organized Crime — And More”, by Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. Note: This session is restricted to police and other government employees who are official government criminal justice personnel. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 6; 13; 16; 20.

(38) “Gang Mapping 201: Theory and Praxis ”, by D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., NGCRC Staff and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN; Kristopher Hansgen, Graduate Student, Criminal Justice Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 12; 28.

 

1:00pm - 5:00pm:

(47) “The Anatomy of Gang Prosecution 101", by Norman L. Barnett, Assistant District Attorney (ADA), Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Douglasville, GA; and Sgt. Jesse Hambrick, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglasville, GA. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 21.

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm:

(81) “Street Gangs: Utilizing their Roll Calls for Investigative and Research Purposes”, by Kenneth Davis, Detective, Yonkers Police Department, Gang/Narcotics Unit, Yonkers, NY. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 9; 19; 20; 29.

(86) “The NCIC Violent Person File”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, CTAP/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Special restriction: Sworn law enforcement and corrections ONLY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 13; 20; 25.

 

2:30pm - 4:00pm:

(93)A Justice That Heals”, by Tom Schneider, M.S., Director, Project Lifeline, Chicago, IL;

and Kevin Kreuser, Cook County Juvenile Court, Chicago, IL. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 2; 5; 10; 11; 16; 18; 22; 31.

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm:

(27)   “A Brief Introduction to Some of the Basics of Midwest Graffiti Identification and Analysis: An Instructional Workshop (Part 2 of a 3 Part Series)”, by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang Specialist, NGCRC Staff. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 4; 5; 7; 8; 10; 11; 12; 16; 17; 20; 22; 25; 30; 31.

(90) “Cyberbullying”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program, Los Angeles Unified School District Human Relation Commission; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center Community Advisory Board; Los Angeles, CA. GRANT PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 9; 17; 18; 22.

 

3:00pm - 4:30pm:

(19) “Lake County’s Approach to Our Regions Opiate Epidemic: Attack Supply AND

Demand”, by Michael G. Nerheim, Lake County State’s Attorney, Waukegan, IL. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 6; 21.

 

3:00pm - 5:00pm:

(9) “Street Gangs: Identifying and Addressing the Issues”, by Special Agent Michael Swindle and Trooper Nick Homann, Illinois State Police, Collinsville, IL. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 4; 19.

(20) “Veterans Issues for Law Enforcement”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. LINCOLN PARK.  Ts: 7; 12; 32.

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm:

(51) “Gangs Invade the Ivory Tower”, by Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. GRANT PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 4; 9; 13; 14; 21.

(68) “Gangs in the Caribbean”, by Dr. Janice Joseph, professor, Criminal Justice Program, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 4; 20; 23.

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm:

(71) “The Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Corrections Networking Reception”, by Fred Moreno and Dr. Gregg W. Etter, NGCRC Staff. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 2; 13; 16. 21.

 

5:30pm - 8:00pm:

(103) ”Cabrini Green: A Field Training Tour”, by Br. Jim Fogarty, M.Div.

Brothers and Sisters of Love, Chicago, IL. Advance sign up required. BUS, STREET, FRONT OF HOTEL. Ts: 5; 10; 11; 17; 18; 22; 31.

 

6:00pm-7:00pm:

 

6:00pm - 8:00pm:

 

 

WEDNESDAY, August 8, 2018:

 

6:00am - 8:00am:

 

7:00am - 8:00am:

(86) “The NCIC Violent Person File”, by Grant E. Smith, FBI, CJIS Division, CTAP/NCIC, Clarksburg, WV. Special restriction: Sworn law enforcement and corrections ONLY. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 3; 13; 20; 25.

 

8:00am-9:00am:

(52)  “A Brief Introduction to Some of the Basics of West Coast Graffiti Identification and Analysis: An Instructional Workshop (Part 3 of a 3 Part Series)”, by Robert Mulvaney, M.A., Gang Specialist, NGCRC Staff. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 5; 7; 8; 10; 11; 12; 16; 17; 20; 22; 25; 30; 31.

(48) “The Need for Insider Research: The Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Research Within Your Own Agency”, by Keiron McConnell, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. GRANT PARK.Ts: 1; 12. 29.

 

8:00am - 9:30am:

(72) “How to Gang Proof Your Malls”, by Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush, Dept. Of Criminal Justice, Troy University, Troy, AL. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 1; 22.

 

8:00am - 10:00am:

(62) “Opiates: The Black Plague of the 21st Century 2018", by Dr. Gregg W. Etter, Sr., Ed.D., Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri; and Ryan Clancy, Graduate Student, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 12.

(18) “Tactical Interviewing: Interviewing the Criminal Mind”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 7; 8; 18.        

(88) “Gang Crisis Prevention in Juvenile Facilities”, by William A. Campbell, Kentucky Juvenile Justice Training, Richmond, KY. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 16; 19; 22.

(37) “How to Qualify and Testify as an Expert Witness on Gangs”, Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D., Criminal Justice Professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 3; 4; 9; 13; 15; 21.

 

9:00am - 10:00am:

(60) “Gang Signs or Sign Language?”, by Tarra Grammenos, M.S., NIC Advanced, Bloomington, MN. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 5; 19; 25.

 

9:00am - 11:00am:

(98) “Gang Member Psychology and Culture: An Intervention Approach”, by Rosa Julia Garcia Rivera and Derek Gruen, Gads Hill Child Development Center, Chicago, IL. GRANT PARK. Ts: 5; 7; 11; 18.

 

9:30am - 12:00pm:

(78) “Active Shooter Training”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program; Director, Gangfree Life Academy®; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research CAB; Los Angeles, CA. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 2; 5; 16; 17.

 

10:00am - 11:00am:

(6) “Understanding the Relationship Between the Individual, Their Attitudes, Gang Membership, and Desistance from Crime”, by Dr. Sally-Ann Ashton, Postgrad Researcher, International Centre for Investigative Psychology, University of Huddersfield, England. LINCOLN. Ts: 2; 7; 18.

 

10:00am - 12:00pm:

(41) “Correctional Intelligence and Street Crime Investigations”, by Captain Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Denver County Sheriff’s Department, Denver, CO. Restriction: Attendance of this class is restricted to law enforcement/corrections staff, probation/parole officers, and judicial investigators. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 13.

(61) “The Targeted Killing of Police Officers by Gangs in El Salvador and the Northern Triangle: A Current Trend in Criminal Tactics”, by Aaron Cunningham, Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL. ONTARIO. 1; 3; 4; 6; 23; 25.

(50) “Verbal De-Escalation”, by Roger L. Rice, Training Administrator, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Parkville, MD. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 2; 5; 16.

 

11:00am - 12:00pm:

(16) “Modern Policing - Under Fire: The Fall of Rome: The end of law enforcement as we know it?”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 7; 12; 29; 29.             

(3) “Getting Published: How to Publish Your Gang Related Research”, by Dr. Gregg W. Etter, Sr., Ed.D., Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri; and Dr. Carter F. Smith, JD, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 12; 29. 

 

1:00pm - 2:00pm:

(49) “Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Bikers and Social Media 2018”, by Dr. Gregg W. Etter, Sr., Ed.D., Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri; and Detention Deputy Stacia Pottorff, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Linn, MO.  ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 9; 15. 

(53) “Gangs, Guns and Drugs in Canada”, by Keiron McConnell, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 1; 4; 23.

 

1:00pm - 2:30pm:

(82) “Evaluation of Primary Gang Prevention: A Case Study”, by Douglas L. Semark, Ph.D., Special Executive to the Board and Chief Learning Officer, Gang Alternatives Program, Los Angeles Unified School District Human Relation Commission; Chair, UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center Community Advisory Board; Los Angeles, CA. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 5; 10; 17; 18; 22.

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm:

(35) “Training for Trainers: The Development of Your Own Gang Presentation”, by Todd D. Negola, Psy.D., Gang Consultant, NGCRC. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 12; 27.

(10) “Gang Culture and Social Norms”, by Captain Philip J. Swift, Ph.D., Denver County Sheriff’s Department, Denver, CO. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 2; 7; 10; 11; 12; 13.

(56) “Gang Mapping 301: Modeling and Mapping ”, by D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., NGCRC Staff and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN; Kristopher Hansgen, Graduate Student, Criminal Justice Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 12; 28.

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm:

(11) “Sudan Political Issues Formulate Gang Involvement in U.S.”, by Kristi Bender, SSAS Officer, Lincoln, NE. ONTARIO. Ts: 1; 2; 20; 23.

(17) “Working to Instill a Change of Heart in Gang-Involved Youths”, by Terrance L. Stone, Founder/President of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, San Bernardino, CA. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 11; 18; 22.

 

2:30pm - 4:00pm:

(96) “Gang Tattoos: Why They Matter”, by Detective Chris Zamora, Gang Enforcement Section, Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach, CA. WASHINGTON PARK 1. Ts: 1; 19; 30.

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm:

(64) “Gangs, Guns and Violence in Small Town Iowa”, by Eddie Savage, Task Force Officer, FBI Safe Street Task Force, Waterloo, IA; and Lucas Liddle, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids, IA. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 4; 25.

 

3:00pm - 4:30pm:

(24) “Share What You’ve Learned with Other Professionals”, by D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D., NGCRC Staff and Executive Editor, Journal of Gang Research. WASHINGTON PARK 2. Ts: 10; 12.

(92) A Panel Discussion With Former Gang Members”, by Tom Schneider, Director, Project Lifeline, Chicago, IL. ONTARIO. Ts: 2; 5; 16; 18; 22.

 

3:00pm - 5:00pm:

(63) “Governmental Exit Strategies from Street Gangs and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in Denmark, Europe” by Stine Lukowski, Master of Science in Social Work, Municipality of Koege, Denmark; and Superintendent Bonnie Ludvigsen, Danish Police Force. MILLENIUM PARK. Ts: 12; 15; 22; 23.

(59) “Sacred Transformations: Free Tattoo, Scar, Burn and Tattoo Transformations”, by Eric Dean Spruth, MA, ATR, Sacred Transformations, Chicago, IL. LINCOLN PARK. Ts: 10; 11; 18; 22; 31.

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm:

(67) “Street Gangs to Terrorism Affiliation”, by Michael P. Coghlan, Gang Specialist, Dekalb, IL. CHICAGO BALLROOM. Ts: 1; 4; 7; 12; 14; 20; 21; 23; 24.

                          

5:00pm: ALL TRAINING IS OVER WITH. TRAINING ROOMS NOW BEING EVACUATED.

 

5:00pm-6:00pm:

PROCEED TO THE NGCRC OPERATIONS CENTER (GARFIELD PARK) TO SUBMIT YOUR EVALUATION FORM TO THE NGCRC STAFF.

PICK UP YOUR CERTIFICATES IN GARFIELD PARK. NOTE: HAVE YOUR EVALUATION FORM READY TO BE EXAMINED TO SEE IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE MINUMUM HOURS REQUIRED (24 overall, at least 4 of which are in your Training Track).

 

After 6:00pm: NGCRC staff have gone. Your Evaluation Form is still important. Can you please mail your Evaluation Form to the NGCRC?

 

WE WISH YOU SAFE TRAVEL ON YOUR RETURN HOME. WE HOPE WE SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

 

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