Gang Culture & Methodology





About the Course

This course is a fully packed course that is written at beginner level and is aimed at professionals who work with gang members or those at risk of becoming gang members. It will also benefit those who work with victims of criminal exploitation at the hands of criminal gangs and organised crime groups.

In this course we start by teaching you the basics of what a gang is as before you can start dealing with them you need to understand them. We move onto other subjects that include recruitment methods, exploitation, violence and more. We end with advice for professionals for when they are dealing with at risk people.

Gangs and the associated criminality are an international problem and is a growing threat. We discuss how preventing gang crime and exploitation is not the sole responsibility of a single agency.

Everyone from parents, local authority to law enforcement have a duty to prevent this area of high harm criminality. Prevention is better than cure and we aim to equip professionals with the knowledge they need to identify those at risk or are actively involved in crime so that interventions and safeguarding can be implemented.

By the end of the course students will possess knowledge that will assist them with their work and will enable them to commence diversion proceedings with a view of supporting the at risk person away from a criminal life.

Your Instructor

Martyn Linton

The course is delivered by Martyn Linton who has personally lived experience of membership of a low level street gang having got involved aged in his early teens. As things escalated he made the tough decision to leave that life behind. His honest belief is that had he not he would now be in jail or worse still dead.

He went on to work in law enforcement. He is a commended Detective having investigated gang crime and he has taught gang and exploitation tactics to law enforcement professionals across the world. He has trained in the US and has patrolled with US gang enforcements unit.

He is an active member of the International Police Association's Police Educators Group and in addition to teaching law enforcement he has taught professional agencies such as the National Health Service, Children's Care Providers, Local Authorities and more.

Martyn Linton