Faculty Profile for Dr. Shayne Jones

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Dr. Shayne Jones
Professor — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
phone: (512) 245-1036

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Shayne Jones is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Prior to coming to Texas State University (2015), he was a professor at the University of South Florida (2005-2015) and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychiatry and Law Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2003-2005).

Ph.D., Sociology (University of Kentucky, 2003)
M.S., Administration of Justice (University of Louisville, 1999)
B.A., Psychology (University of Kentucky, 1997)
B.A., Sociology (University of Kentucky, 1997)

Teaching Interests

Dr. Jones currently teaches statistics, criminal justice policy, and the psychology of antisocial behavior. He has previously taught: forensic psychology, white collar crime, developmental/life-course criminology, juvenile delinquency, criminological theory, and introductory courses (criminology, criminal justice, sociology).

Research Interests

Dr. Jones’ research focuses primarily on the relationship between personality (psychopathy, self-control, impulsivity) and antisocial behavior (offending and aggression), the measurement of personality (psychometrics), and legal decision-making (particularly among jurors and judges).

Google Scholar Profile (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4mR7y2MAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao)

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Parks, G., Jones, S. E., & Rogers, S. (n.d.). Old heads: Hazing and the role of fraternity and sorority alumni. Law and Psychology Review.
  • Dinkins, B. J., & Jones, S. E. (2021). Psychopathy and perception of vulnerability to criminal victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 5318–5333. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518805762
  • Jones, S. E., Dinkins, B. J., Sleep, C. E., Lynam, D. R., & Miller, J. D. (2021). The Add Health psychopathy scale: Assessing its construct validity. Journal of Criminal Justice, 72, 101779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101779
  • Jones, A. M., Roche, S. P., & Jones, S. E. (2020). Fall 2020 Undergraduate Student Survey.
  • 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

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, The Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: William L. Simon/Routledge Outstanding Paper Award. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: John O’Donnell Award for Outstanding Graduate Student. 2003
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Commonwealth Research Award. 2002
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Key National Honor Society. 1995

Selected Grants

  • Wilcox, P. (Principal), Jones, Shayne E (Co-Principal). Putting the Person into Context: An Integration of Personality and Social Disorganization Theory, National Science Foundation, Dissertation Improvement Award, $7500. (Funded: September 2002). Grant.
  • Jones, Shayne E (Principal). Personality, School Climate, and Aggression: Exploring the Interaction between Individuals and Their Environments, Graduate Student Research Award, University of Kentucky, $350. (Funded: August 2002). Grant.
  • Jones, Shayne E (Principal), Wilcox, P. (Co-Principal). Bad Kids or Bad Schools? A Multilevel Assessment of School Antisocial Behavior, Howard Beers Mentor Fellowships in Sociological Research, University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, $1500. (Funded: May 2002). Grant.
  • Jones, Shayne E (Principal). Why Are They Using? Examining Substance Use among Adolescents, Commonwealth Research Award, University of Kentucky, $900. (Funded: January 2002). Grant.
  • Jones, Shayne E (Principal). Busy Places and Broken Windows: The Role of Land Use in the Social Control of Criminal Victimization, Graduate Student Research Award, University of Kentucky, $350. (Funded: October 2001). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Subvention Committee
Institutional Review Board
Undergraduate Research Committee
August 2017-Present
Qualifying exam committee
May 2016-Present
Comprehensive Exam Committee – Statistics