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

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., 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
  • Jones, A. M., Blinkhorn, A. M., & Hawley, A. M. (n.d.). Sensitivity to psychologically coercive interrogations: A comparison of instructions and expert testimony to improve juror decision-making. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/24732850.2021.1892438
  • Bergold, A., Jones, A. M., Dillon, M., & Penrod, S. (n.d.). Eyewitnesses in the courtroom: A jury-level experimental examination of the impact of the Henderson instructions. Journal of Experimental Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-020-09412-3
  • Jones, A. M., Bergold, A., & Penrod, S. (2020). Improving juror sensitivity to specific eyewitness factors: Judicial instructions fail the test. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 27, 366–385. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2020.1719379

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.
  • 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.

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