I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the School of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University (WSU). I earned my Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018.


My research investigates pathways into the criminal justice system and correctional responses. I utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods with an emphasis on mixed methodology. The combination of both methods allows for generalizable statistical analyses to be coupled with in-depth contextual narratives from persons with lived experiences.

I prioritize community-engaged research to contribute to my discipline while also serving my local community. I help agencies implement and evaluate evidence-based practices. I specialize in gender-responsive strategies.

I currently teach courses related to corrections, women/gender in criminal justice, and research methods. I use student-centered interactive teaching methods to engage students in active and applied learning. 

In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, snowboarding, video games, and my dogs. 


My university Wichita State recently highlighted my current research project with families of incarcerated loved ones. 

Person-Centered Language White Paper:
Prisoner's Family Conference Advocacy in Action Coalition


Sundt, J., & Boppre, B. (In press). Did Oregon’s Tough Mandatory Sentencing Law “Measure 11” Improve Public Safety? New Evidence About an Old Debate from a Multiple-Design, Experimental Strategy. Justice Quarterly. 

Boppre, B., Miethe, T. D., Troshynski, E. I., & Salisbury, E. J. (In press). Cross-National Differences in Women’s Imprisonment Rates: Exploring the Conditional Effects of Gender Inequality and Other Macro-Level Factors. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.

Boppre, B., & Boyer, C. (In press). “The Traps Started during my Childhood”: The Role of Substance Abuse in Women’s Responses to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

Boppre, B. (2019). Improving Correctional Strategies for Women at the Margins: Recommendations for an Intersectionally-Responsive ApproachCorrections: Policy, Practice, and Research4, 195-221.

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