John Hepburn                             Return to Awards page.


2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Hepburn received his PhD from the University of Iowa and has spent nearly 40 years as a faculty member, including 16 years as an administrator. His faculty positions have been in Sociology, University of Missouri at St. Louis; in Administration of Justice, Pennsylvania State University; in School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University; and now, in School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University. His administrative positions include: Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri at St. Louis; Director, School of Justice Studies, ASU; Dean, College of Human Services, ASU; and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, ASU. The focus of his research over his career has been on important issues in corrections, including both the effects of prison structure and culture on inmates and staff and the effects of individual risk factors and organizational structures on the successful reentry to the community while on probation supervision.