Community corrections officers who understand the nature and dynamics of stalking can enhance public safety and help save lives. While supervising offenders who may be engaging in stalking behavior, community corrections officers are encouraged to focus attention on victim safety, changing offender behavior, and increasing offender accountability.
Many stalkers are persistent criminals who re-offend, often using creative tactics that can be challenging to identify. While some behaviors are criminal on their own (like property damage), other behaviors are legal outside of the context of a stalking case. Developing effective screening and monitoring strategies can increase offender accountability and, in turn, victim safety.
The following resources can assist community corrections officers with their efforts to supervise and monitor stalking offenders: