Patrick Lowery is a criminologist who studies the intersection of race, poverty, law, and juvenile justice. His prior research has identified how race, poverty, and community factors may lead to involvement in the justice system among youth and how these factors may work to the disadvantage of youth who are processed through the juvenile justice system. As an instructor, he regularly teaches research methods and criminological theory at the undergraduate level and race, social stratification, and public policy at the graduate level. As a whole, he is a critical scholar whose teaching and research seek to answer the question of whether a better and more equitable world is possible (spoiler: It is, if we know where to look).
Lowery, P. G., Burrow, J. D., & Kaminski, R. J. (2018). A multilevel test of the racial threat hypothesis in one state’s juvenile court. Crime & Delinquency, 64(1), 53-87.
Lowery, P. G. (2019). Plea bargains among serious and violent girls: An intersectional approach exploring race in the juvenile court. Feminist Criminology, 14(1), 115-139.
Lowery, P. G., & Brubaker, S. J. (2021). Exploring race, family, and community variation in juvenile institutionalization through the perspective of symbolic threat. Journal of Crime and Justice, 44 (4), 1-22.