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Faculty | Assistant Professor

Belen Lowrey-Kinberg

Contact Information

[email protected]
Room 6014


Wrongful convictions, procedural justice, police-citizen communication, forensic linguistics


Ph.D. Justice,Law and Criminology, American University
M.A. Forensic Linguistics, Hofstra University
B.A. Linguistics, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Lowrey-Kinberg’s research focuses on wrongful convictions, police-citizen interactions, procedural justice, and forensic linguistics. She obtained her PhD from American University and received the Doctoral Student Research Scholarship for her dissertation research on the language of procedurally fair policing. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has contributed to research on several large-scale projects, including the Prosecutorial Charging Practices Project, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and the COPS Office Law Enforcement Review Project.

Select Publications:
Lowrey-Kinberg, B., Senn, S., Dunn, K., Gould, J.B., & Hail-Jares, K. (2018). Origin of Implication: How do Innocent Suspects Enter the Criminal Justice System? Crime & Delinquency.

Hail-Jares, K., Lowrey-Kinberg, B. V., Dunn, K., & Gould, J. B. (20178). False Rape Allegations: Do They Lead to a Wrongful Conviction Following Indictment of an Innocent Defendant? Justice Quarterly.

Johnson, D., Wilson, D. B., Maguire, E. R., & Lowrey-Kinberg, B. V. (2017). Race, police citizen interactions, and perceptions of police: Experimental results on the impact of procedural (in)justice. Justice Quarterly, 34(7), 1184-1212.

Lowrey-Kinberg B. V., Buker, G. S. (2017). “I’m Giving you a Lawful Order”: Dialogic Legitimacy in the Sandra Bland Traffic Stop. Law and Society Review, 51(2), 379-412. 2017

Maguire, E. R., Lowrey, B. V., & Johnson, D. (2017). Evaluating the relative impact of positive and negative encounters with police: A randomized experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 13(3), 367-391.