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.


I am a feminist and intersectional criminologist. My research investigates the impacts of correctional policies and practices on individuals, families, and communities with a focus on gender and race. 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 of multiplicative marginalization.

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 as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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

Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations Workshop
University Research/Creative Project Award Recipient


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

Recent Articles

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.


Belisle, L., Boppre, B., Keen, J., & Salisbury, E.J. (In press). Bringing Course Material to Life Through Experiential Learning: Impacts on Students’ Learning and Perceptions in a Corrections Course. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

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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