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Genee’ Glascoe

Undergraduate Majors:
Psychology
Graduate School Plans:
Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Genee’ Glascoe

Genee’ Glascoe was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Maryland. She is currently a psychology major at the University of Central Florida, with a minor in criminal justice, and a certificate in behavior forensics. From a young age, Genee’ has always been interested in understanding why individuals turn to crime. Her research interests are in juvenile delinquency, offender rehabilitation, and understanding the mental state of individuals who faced wrongful convictions. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, she plans to go on to earn her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Title: Parolees' Perceived Deterrence of Graduated Sanctions: Developing a questionnaire for the CDCR Hope Pilot Program

Conducted at the University of California Irvine as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Mentor: Dr. Susan Turner, University of California Irvine

Abstract: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) HOPE Pilot Program is an attempt to replicate the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) model and extend its findings from probationers to parolees. HOPE requires that drug-involved parolees undergo frequent, random drug tests coupled with swift and certain – but not severe – sanctions. This is in contrast to parole-as-usual (PAU) which utilizes infrequent testing and multiple violations accrued over time before a hearing is held to determine a possible return to prison. As part of the larger study, CDCR parolees were randomly assigned to HOPE (n=50) or PAU (n=50), and findings will determine whether the improved compliance originally observed with probationers is also seen with CDCR parolees. However, it is unknown whether HOPE sanctions are as effective at deterring parolees as they are for probationers. The current project will develop a questionnaire that assesses the degree to which parolees rate the perceived deterrence of graduated sanctions, including those used in HOPE. The questionnaire will be developed by doing a systematic literature review on offenders' perceptions of sanctions; compiling the sample characteristics, methodology, and results of each article in a table; and critiquing each study for its strengths, limitations, and generalizablilty to the CDCR sample. Based on this analysis, a set of items will be compiled into a questionnaire and the scores will be used as a potential control variable in the outcomes analysis to determine whether perceived deterrence of HOPE sanctions modifies the relationship between supervision type (PAU, HOPE) and parole compliance.