Evaluation of the Francisco Homes Model for Paroled Lifers in California

Evaluation of the FH Service Model for Paroled Lifers in CA

David Pitts, Susan Turner and James Hess, The University of California, Irvine.

This study set forth a mixed methods approach to evaluating the Francisco Homes service model for lifers paroled from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to the Los Angeles area.

The Effect of Camera Installation on Violence at High Desert State Prison

Kristy N. Matsuda,  Jim Hess, Susan Turner and Adrienne Credo, University of California, Irvine.

High Desert State Prison Camera Evaluation Final Report 5.9.2018

Encountering Correctional Populations

By Kathleen A. Fox, Jodi Lane and Susan F. Turner


While many researchers study offenders and offending, few actually journey into the correctional world to meet offenders face to face. This book offers researchers, practitioners, and students a step-by-step guide to effectively research correctional populations, providing field-tested advice for those studying youth and adults on probation, on parole, and in jails and prisons.

The book addresses topics such as how to build rapport with offenders and those who monitor them; how to select from the many types of correctional data that can be collected; how to navigate the informed consent process and maintain research ethics; and how to manage the logistics of doing research. With personal stories, “what if” scenarios, case studies, and real-world tools like checklists and sample forms, the authors share methods of negotiating the complexities that researchers often face as they work with those behind bars.

Read about Arts in Corrections in New York Times article

Click below to read “No License Plates Here: Using Art to Transcend Prison Walls” by Patricia Leigh Brown.


Parole Agent Workload Study

Parole Agent Workload Study

Helen Braithwaite, Theresa Lavery, Holly Westfall & Susan Turner, University of California, Irvine

The purpose of the workload study was to collect data to examine whether female parolees are more work or different work than male parolees for parole agents.