Cleveland, OH, January 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Art Bowker, author of The Cybercrime Handbook for Community Corrections: Managing Offender Risk in the 21st Century, was awarded the 2013 Sam Houston State University Award by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). The prestigious award is given to a practitioner who has an article published concerning probation, parole, or community corrections that provides new information and insight into the operations, effectiveness, or future of the community corrections profession. The APPA is an International organization composed of members from the United States, Canada, and other countries, actively involved with probation, parole, and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors.
During the award period Bowker, an APPA member, wrote numerous articles that appeared both in print and online concerning cybercrime issues facing corrections professionals. He particularly focused on the challenges confronting pretrial, probation, and parole officers charged with supervising defendants/offenders charged/convicted of cyber-offenses (crimes in which a computer or the Internet was involved). His book published in 2013 is the first and only text to date describing how to manage offender computer use, providing information on computer monitoring, searches, and online investigations. He is member of the APPA's Technology Committee, and was the primary author of their 2012 issue paper, Managing the Risk Posed by Offenders Computer Use.
Bowker, is also a Chancellor University criminal justice instructor and a lifetime member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, having served as the International President in 2008. He also writes a regularly for Corrections Connection Network News (CCNN). Bowker received a Master of Arts degree in Corrections from Kent State University.
About Computer PO
For years now offenders have referred to their probation or parole officer as their "PO." Computer PO is a quick, short description of a 21st Century officer who merges advanced technologies with "traditional" techniques in the management of offender risk, particularly in cyberspace.