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Social Media Investigations for Corrections & Probation

Approximately 78 percent of North American residents were online in 2014 and73% of Americans use social networking sites regularly.  Facebook, the current social networking leader had approximately 1.19 billion worldwide users at the end of June, 2015.

Clearly, citizens, including defendant and offender populations are using social media.  This has important implications for court officers, be they probation officers or bailiffs.  Social media investigations can reveal whether a defendant is truly remorseful about their conduct or feigning sincerity to get a lenient sentence.  Social media investigations can also reveal non-compliance with court orders on pretrial supervision or while on probation.   Additionally, such investigations can provide insight into a defendant/offender's friends/associates and whereabouts if they abscond. 

This training will expose participants to these kinds of investigations, basic techniques, and will also focus on four areas of interest identified in the American Probation and Parole Association issue paper "The Use of Social Media in Community Corrections", adopted on August 27, 2014.

This one-day course will provide probation, parole, and court officers with the appropriate software application tools to conduct ethical digital research and gather evidence for pre-sentence investigations, post-release supervision and threats to court security.

Who Should Attend?
This course is for probation, parole, and court security officers and supervisors.


Course dates and locations are now being scheduled.

If your agency is interested in hosting this course, please contact us below.


Art Bowker

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One (1) day -

7contact hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Laptop computer with WiFi internet