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OVC TTAC: Unit 7: Gang Crime: Victim Impact: Listen and Learn - OVC
Unit 7: Gang Crime: Victim Impact: Listen and Learn - OVC

Training Units

Unit 7: Gang Crime

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Time Required: 2.5 hours

This unit discusses gang crime, which includes, but is not limited to, graffiti, extortion, drug sales, burglary, home invasion, physical assault, sexual assault, and murder.


Units 3 through 12 cover the 10 core crime areas and use varied learning strategies to convey material. Each of these units includes the following sections:

  • What Is ...? This section covers a particular crime and provides definitions of relevant Words To Know.
  • In the News: Crime Trends asks participants to examine crime statistics and talk about any they find surprising.
  • Examples of .... This section provides case studies of crime victims and asks participants to consider, through either discussion or writing exercises, how they would feel if they or one of their family members was a victim of this crime.
  • What's the Impact of ...? This section asks participants to consider the ripple effect of crime in four areas of impact: financial, physical, emotional, and religious/spiritual.
  • Listen and Learn. Participants watch a DVD clip that illustrates the impact of a crime on the victim and then discuss it as a group.
  • Being Accountable for Your Crimes. Participants read sample accountability statements, then discuss and write their own.
  • Guest victim speaker.
  • Discussion/Wrap-Up.

In addition to these sections, each unit includes optional exercises, if time permits.

Unit 7 Additional Exercises

  • Areas of Impact Exercise (have participants choose one of the Examples of Gang Crimes for this exercise)
  • Accountability (participants discuss accountability statements in their workbooks and write three of their own)
  • “The Tran Family” Group Discussion
  • Victim Experiences Group Discussion
  • “Teri” (replay unit DVD clip prior to this exercise)
  • Define gang crime.
  • Provide examples of gang crime.
  • Describe current trends in gang crimes.
  • Explain the impact of gang crime on victims.
  • Discuss thoughts and feelings about being held accountable for gang crimes.

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Training Manuals

*PDFs of the full curriculum are in the Presenter's Toolbox.


DVD clip. Gang-Related Homicide—Teri
Preview (Windows Media Player, 8 MB), (Quicktime, 11 MB)
audio transcript (PDF, 64 KB), YouTube

Video clips for the full curriculum are in the Presenter's Toolbox.

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