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Patrick Lowery

Patrick Lowery

Assistant professor

Bowe House, Room 203 Phone: (804) 828-8889 Email: pglowery@vcu.edu

Expertise

  • Juvenile justice
  • Police use of force 
  • Police discrimination

EDUCATION

B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Patrick Lowery, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Wilder School. His research focuses primarily on socio-legal studies and the intersection of race and poverty in the juvenile justice system. Lowery earned a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 2016. 

During his time as a doctoral student in South Carolina, he published in a number of quality journals, such as Youth Violence and Juvenile JusticePolice Quarterly, and Crime & Delinquency. In addition to his research, Lowery has also taught a variety of courses at the University of South Carolina, such as: "Introduction to Criminal Justice," "Research Methods," "Juvenile Delinquency and Justice," and "Violence in America."