Breanna Boppre

Breanna Boppre
Sam Houston State University | SHSU · Victim Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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August 2018 - present
Wichita State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2014 - June 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2011 - July 2014
Portland State University
Position
  • Research Assistant

Publications

Publications (24)
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While extensive research documents the causes and impacts of incarceration, the effects on families are under discussion. Prison visitation is one mechanism to help families communicate and bond, yet the institutions and restrictive policies often create distinct barriers and stressors. This qualitative descriptive study examines experiences and pe...
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Although originally perceived as an evidence-based program, there has been a continual debate on the true effectiveness of the graduated sanctions model for probation. Nonetheless, what is missing in the literature is an examination of how this program may affect women under supervision differently than men. Utilizing probation violation hearing da...
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This article draws on intersectional criminology to explore how privilege and marginalization shape women’s experiences in the criminal legal system. Utilizing a phenomenological feminist approach, the findings from this study were derived from semi-structured interviews and focus groups with 19 women under community supervision in Oregon. Using th...
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Within the field of criminology, research has been devoted toward understanding individuals’ pathways into crime, which consider important circumstances and events over the life course starting during childhood. However, the initial research in this area was generalized, and it largely neglected potential variation across gender. Arguably, general...
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Since the 1970s, the number of women under correctional supervision has risen drastically. With the increase in women’s system-involvement, it is important to consider the impact that crime-focused labels may have on women’s self-perceptions and reentry. This study applies a feminist lens to labeling theory. Through phenomenological interviews and...
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This research contributes to policy debates about whether mandatory sentences improve public safety and are responsible for maintaining lower rates of crime. The current study used two quasi-experimental approaches, regression point displacement (RPD) and interrupted time series (ITS), to test the effect of Oregon’s Measure 11 on violent and proper...
Chapter
The 2019 film, Joker, showcases the transformation of the main character, Arthur Fleck, from a downtrodden member of society to the famed comic book character: the Joker. Details of the film imply that Arthur’s transition to the Clown Prince of Crime is largely attributed to the way that society treats him. Howard Becker’s labeling theory (1973) po...
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At the penalty phase of capital trials, emotionally charged testimony can be presented about the loss of the victim (Victim Impact Statement; VIS) or the potential loss of the defendant (Execution Impact Statement; EIS). This experiment examined how these impact statements infl uence mock jurors' decisions while accounting for evidence strength usi...
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Experiential learning can be an effective practice to improve student engagement, comprehension, and application of course material in criminal justice classrooms. The current study analyzes 33 undergraduate students’ reactions to three experiential learning activities in an upper-level corrections course: a jail tour, a formerly incarcerated guest...
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Prior research examined cross-national differences in imprisonment, yet few studies considered the specific nature of women’s imprisonment. The current study fills an important gap in the literature by assessing the socio-economic factors associated with women’s imprisonment rates. Cross-national differences in women’s imprisonment are examined usi...
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The gendered pathways perspective seeks to identify the biological, psychological, and social realities that lead to women’s law-breaking behavior. Prior research in this area demonstrates the link between women’s adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and involvement in the criminal justice system later in life. The current study fills an important...
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Since the early 1990s, an abundance of research and scholarship has been devoted toward developing “what works” in correctional assessment and rehabilitative treatment, including gender-responsive strategies for women. However, far less is known regarding the effects of such correctional strategies on women with intersectional identities (e.g., rac...
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Treatment quality is a critical moderator for programs to successfully reduce recidivism. Yet the implementation of any new initiative occurs within an organizational context. This study provides results from a process evaluation measuring implementation capacity to deliver evidence-based practices in the state of Oregon. Using the ImpleMap intervi...
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Evidence-based practices (EBPs) hold tremendous potential for improving the outcomes of corrections interventions. The implementation of EBPs requires support from staff at all levels of an organization; however, the study of correctional staff attitudes toward organizational change and EBPs is in its infancy. The current study examines the psychom...
Thesis
Since the 1970s, the rate of female incarceration in the United States skyrocketed, with highest imprisonment rates among Black and Latina women. Nonetheless, few studies examined disparities in female imprisonment and the distinct experiences of women of Color within the justice system. To fill this gap in the literature, this dissertation utilize...
Chapter
Scholarship in criminology has focused on individuals' pathways to crime-how life experiences, often beginning during childhood, lead to criminality in adolescence or adulthood. General frameworks for this research include life-course, developmental, and biosocial criminology. However, because the vast majority of the general pathways research lite...
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The current study uses social chain theory to examine the potential unintended effects of sentencing reforms on racial disparities in female imprisonment. Our analysis measures changes in the relative odds of Black to White female imprisonment using the Relative Rate Index (RRI) through panel regression modeling on 40 states from 1983 to 2008. Our...
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A large body of knowledge within the criminological discipline has demonstrated that women and girls have distinct social and psychological risk factors that contribute to both their initial onset, and continued engagement, in offending behavior. However, most of this research has focused on U.S. samples of women offenders. Using mixed methods, the...
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To extend the full benefit of targeted treatment based on actuarial risk assessment to the growing population of women offenders, research has pointed to the benefits of gender-responsive assessment instruments that identify criminogenic needs that accurately reflect the experiences and behaviors of women. Although widely used assessment instrument...
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Since 1972, U.S. female imprisonment has risen twice as fast as male imprisonment, with increased disparities between White females and women of color. Such disparities are particularly stark for drug crimes, for which Black and Latina women are increasingly imprisoned. This article examines the relationship between the war on crime and the pronoun...
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This study examines the effects of Victim Impact Statements (VISs) and Execution Impact Statements (EISs) on death-qualified mock jurors through a 2 (VIS/no VIS) by 2 (EIS/no EIS) between-subjects design in which participants read a capital murder trial and completed and online survey. The VIS and EIS had no effect on verdicts, but the VIS increase...

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This mixed methods study assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on families of incarcerated persons. Using surveys (n = 300) and follow-up interviews with a subsample (n = 50), we examine health care concerns, effects on mental health and communication, and perceptions of correctional agencies.
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A series of mock juror experiments seeking to understand the effects of emotional trial stimuli (i.e., impact statements) on verdicts.