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John R. Hepburn, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Research and Program Evaluation in the areas of:
(1)Institutional Corrections, with focuses on the Institutional Capacity for Control of the Inmate Population and on Workplace Quality for Correctional Officers; and
(2)Community Corrections, with focuses on Improved Probation Performance via Intermediate Sanctions and Incentives and on Effective Offender Re-Entry Practices.

Contact Info
Primary Contact: John R. Hepburn, Professor
7534 E. Woodshire Cove
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480 368-9937

Center/Researcher Information
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    U.S. Bureau of Prisons
    Arizona Department of Corrections
    Arizona Supreme Court's Administrative Office of the Courts
    Maricopa County Adult Probation Department
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    Outreach activities are largely those related to the delivery of research papers at professional conferences and the publication of articles in books and journals, in addition to reports provided to partnering agencies and to funding sponsors.

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    Governmental: NIJ,NIH,OJP.
    Other: Pew Foundation

  • Current Projects:
    Evaluation of the 2008 Arizona Safe Communities Act's effort to increase probationer compliance with the conditions of probation and reduce the length of time on probation supervision by creating a provision that permits eligible probationers to acquire Earned Time Credit. In cooperation with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department and the AZ Supreme Court's Administrative Office of the Courts, this project is funded by the Pew Foundation.

  • Indirect Cost Rates:
    Indirect Cost Rates vary over time, and by the source of funds. Policies and specific rate information can be found at the web page for ASU's Research Administration Office:

  • Organizational policies on the use of collected data:
    All research projects must receive the approval of the ASU Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, which oversees the collection and storage of human subjects' data to assure subject anonymity and/or confidentiality and lessen or eliminate risk of harm to subjects. Once collected, data must be purged of individual identifiers and stored safely during and long after the completion of the project. Collected data are to be used to meet the goals of the research project.

  • Organizational policies on publications:
    ASU encourages an open exchange of research findings and peer review processes to better identify "best practices." Any "final report" or proposed publication in a journal or book is submitted to the host agency and funding sponsor (where applicable) for review and comment prior to distribution and/or publication.

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