Faculty Profile for Dr. Angela Marie Jones

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Dr. Angela Marie Jones
Assistant Professor — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
HINE 108
phone: (512) 245-2174

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Angela Jones earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Texas State University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and the legal system. She applies expertise in experimental and survey methodology to design studies assessing public perceptions of procedural justice concerning police and courts, as well as evaluations of unreliable evidence that could lead to wrongful convictions. She also evaluates methods to improve juror decision-making, such as instructions, expert testimony, and implicit bias training. Her research has been published in interdisciplinary journals such as Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Experimental Criminology, and Psychology, Crime and Law.

Teaching Interests

Wrongful Convictions
Research Methods
Experimental Design

Research Interests

Perceptions of police and the criminal justice system
Procedural justice
Wrongful convictions
Juror and jury decision making
Experimental and survey design

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jones, A. M., Wong, K. A., Meyers, C., & Ruva, C. (n.d.). Trial By tabloid:  Can implicit bias education reduce pretrial publicity bias? Criminal Justice and Behavior. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00938548211026956
  • Jones, A. M., Vaughan, A. D., Roche, S. P., & Hewitt, A. N. (2021). Policing Persons in Behavioral Crises: An Experimental Test of Bystander Perceptions of Procedural Justice. Journal of Experimental Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11292-021-09462-1
  • Jones, A. M. (2020). Who do you believe? Assessing jurors’ differential perceptions of victim and bystander witnesses. Psychology, Crime & Law, 26(8), 745–767. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2020.1733570
  • Bergold, A., Jones, A. M., Dillon, M., & Penrod, S. (2021). Eyewitnesses in the courtroom: A jury-level experimental examination of the impact of the Henderson instructions. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 17, 433–455. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-020-09412-3
  • Jones, A. M., Blinkhorn, A. M., & Hawley, A. M. (2021). Sensitivity to psychologically coercive interrogations: A comparison of instructions and expert testimony to improve juror decision-making. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 21(4), 373–394. https://doi.org/10.1080/24732850.2021.1892438

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Applied Arts Excellence in Scholarly Activities, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award, The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 2017 - 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: American Psychology-Law Society Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Psychology-Law Society. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: American Society of Criminology Division of Experimental Criminology Student Paper Award, American Society of Criminology Division of Experimental Criminology. 2015

Selected Grants

  • Jones, Angela Marie (Principal). COVID-19 Replication Grant as part of COS effort in the SCORE program, Center for Open Science, Federal, $17400. (Funded: 2020). Grant.
  • Jones, Angela Marie, Roche, Sean Patrick. Criminology Replication Grant as part of COS effort in the SCORE program, Center for Open Science, Federal, $9310. (Funded: 2020). Grant.
  • Roche, Sean Patrick, Jones, Angela Marie. SurveyCaTS (Survey Consortium at Texas State), Texas State University, $4800. (Funded: August 2019 - June 2020). Grant.
  • Rodriguez, Kiara Daena, Jones, Angela Marie. What Do Texas Attorneys Know About Eyewitness Identifications and How Does This Evidence Impact Plea-Bargaining Decisions?, The Honors College: Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Texas State University, $1000. (Submitted: 2022, Funded: 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Jones, Angela Marie. Extralegal factors in juror decision making, Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grant, $3000. (Funded: 2015 - 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Justice Quarterly
Reviewer / Referee
Criminology and Public Policy
Security and Personal Safety Committee
June 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Legal and Criminological Psychology
Reviewer / Referee
Law and Human Behavior