Gang Law Course Description

“Recognizing Gang Behavior through Understanding Gang Law!”

The “Recognizing Gang Behavior through Understanding Gang Law!” course is geared towards those persons that are in need of being able to identify gang related behavior through common signs and symptoms of gang involvement as prescribed by Federal or state law. The class goal is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the necessary elements of gang related behavior that would constitute an illegal act, as well as to provide the student with information in recognizing behavior that might lead to illegal activity.

The learning objectives of the class are as follows:
  1. The student will understand the three necessary elements to be considered a gang member by law.


  2. The student will be able to understand Georgia’s Street Gang and Terrorism Prevention Act and the eight ways a gang member can violate the law.


  3. The student will be able to identify gang related behavior through the various ways state and federal law states a person could be associated with a gang.


  4. The student will be able to identify gang related behavior from actual cases involving arrests of person involved in criminal gang activity.

This course is taught using a power point presentation that includes photographs and videos of gang related behavior.