John Skorupa

John Skorupa
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  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: MSW, Social Work, Temple University; BA, Criminology, La Salle University
  • Office: LBC
    Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270
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Courses Taught

  • CRIJ260: Probation and Parole

Biography

John Skorupa has worked in community corrections for approximately 30+ years. John graduated from Temple University School of Social Administration: Master of Social Work after serving internships at the U.S. Probation Office and the Forensic Psychiatric Unit of Norristown State Hospital. He began his career as a Bucks County Adult Probation Officer and later was promoted to supervisor. In 1985, he accepted employment as a United States Probation Officer working in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania supervising substance abuse and high-risk offenders. In 1990, he transferred to the District of New Jersey and was promoted to Senior U.S. Probation Officer/Sentencing Guideline Specialist. In 2005, John was promoted to Supervising U.S. Probation Officer and Office Manager of the Trenton Office. He also serves as the probation office liaison to the Chief Judge and has been trained as a cybercrime forensic analyst. In his official capacity, John has mentored new staff members and provides ongoing student internship opportunities for interested criminal justice students.

John also taught criminal justice courses at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pennsylvania for approximately ten years prior to accepting an adjunct faculty position at BCCC. John currently teaches the Probation and Parole Course and Juvenile Delinquency course at BCCC.

John is an avid bicyclist and swimmer.

Shared Resources

As an adjunct faculty member at BCCC, my goal is to provide students with a real-world introduction to careers in community corrections and more specifically probation and parole. Using my education and employment experiences, I seek to assist students in the selection of courses, student internships and four-year college programs after graduation from BCCC that will place them in a position to find a suitable and challenging career in criminal justice. I attempt to mix textbook theories with actual probation and parole scenarios and my experiences to better visualize the field of probation and parole. I employ classroom exercises and outside entertaining assignments to validate the information presented in the classroom. I make myself available to students after completing the course to further answer career questions about probation and parole.

I am willing to share information regarding current probation and parole practices, offender profile information and cybercrime forensics.

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