Dr. Ida Johnson’s Research on Parolee Attitudes Appears in American Journal of Criminal Justice

Ida Johnson performed a qualitative analysis of parolee perceptions of their parole experience and their relationship with their parole officer using face to face interviews with sixty female parolees in a Southern state. Women interviewed had spent 7.5 years in prison on average and had been on parole from one to five years prior to the interviews. The interviews were in depth an explored their narratives of the challenges posed by monthly parole reporting, their perceptions of their parole officers, and the strategies they use to avoid re-incarceration.  Her research appears in the Winter 2015 issue of American Journal of Criminal Justice. This journal is the official publication of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.