Faculty Profile for Dr. Angela Marie Jones

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

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Angela M. Jones is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University. She joined the faculty in 2016 after serving as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Barnard College, Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and the legal system. She has explored errors in juror decision making that can lead to wrongful convictions and methods to reduce such errors. More recently, she conducted a field study of procedural justice in New York City Housing Court.

Research Interests

Juror Decision Making
Expert Testimony
Judicial Instructions
Wrongful Convictions
Procedural Justice

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jones, A. M., Jones, S. E., & Duron, A. (2019). Perspective Differences in Trial Process: A Comparison of Judges, Juries, and Litigants. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 26, 87–96. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2018.1483274
  • Jones, A. M., Heuer, L., Penrod, S., & Udell, D. (2019). Perceptions of Access to Justice Among Unrepresented Tenants: An Examination of Procedural Justice and Deservingness in New York City Housing Court. Journal of Forensic Psychology: Research and Practice, 19, 72–91.
  • Brimbal, L., & Jones, A. M. (2018). Perceptions of Suspect Statements: A Comparison of Exposed Lies and Confessions. Psychology, Crime and Law, 24(2), 156–176. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2017.1390111
  • Jones, A. M., & Penrod, S. (2018). Research-Based Instructions Induce Sensitivity to Confession Evidence. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 25, 257–272. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2017.1364677
  • Jones, A. M., & Penrod, S. (2018). Improving the Effectiveness of the Henderson Instruction Safeguard against Unreliable Eyewitness Identification. Psychology, Crime and Law, 24(2), 177–193. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2017.1390113

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. Extralegal factors in juror decision making, Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grant, $3000. (Funded: 2015 - 2016). Grant.
  • Jones, Angela Marie. Improving the Effectiveness of the Henderson Instruction Safeguard against Unreliable Eyewitness Identification, Graduate Center, City University of New York, $1300. (Funded: 2014 - 2015). Grant.
  • Jones, Angela Marie, Brimbal, Laure (Co-Principal). Jurors' Perceptions of Incriminating Statements: How Useful Can an Investigative Interview Be in Court?, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, $2750. (Funded: 2014 - 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Legal and Criminological Psychology
2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Law and Human Behavior
2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
International Journal of Conflict Management
2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice
2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Applied Cognitive Psychology
2018-Present