The goal of this guide is two-fold:
- To encourage criminal justice educators to recognize the importance of developing curriculum specific to community supervision, distinct from institutional corrections.
- Provide support to college educators who teach community corrections courses.
Further, surprisingly few criminal justice / criminology professors have received formal instruction on effective teaching strategies. This guide provides direction, including additional sources of information, for new educators in terms of community corrections curriculum content development as well as effective teaching practices.
The guidance offered in this section is purely advisory. NIC and APPA recognize and respect the tenets of academic freedom and the autonomy of university faculty. In no way should anything contained in this report be misconstrued as a mandated function of a community corrections course or otherwise.
The authors encourage new faculty, as well as experienced faculty with an interest in community corrections, to peruse the guide and extrapolate those concepts and resources that are most beneficial to your instructional needs.