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Kimberley Clow
PhD

Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

2 Simcoe Street - Room 623
Downtown Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3457

kimberley.clow@ontariotechu.ca


Background

Dr. Kimberley Clow joined Ontario Tech University in 2004. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Western Ontario.

She enjoys collaborative research with students and colleagues. She regularly supervises honours thesis students, graduate students, and student research projects.

She is professionally affiliated with the American Psychological and Law Society (AP-LS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). 

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • PhD, Social Psychology University of Western Ontario

Research and expertise

Research background and interests:

  • wrongful conviction
  • gender stereotypes

Research supervision areas:

  • stigma of wrongful conviction
  • perceptions of individuals in male or female-dominated careers
  • Victoria Hall. Sensitizing Laypersons: Informal Education Alters Perceptions of Confession Evidence and Minimization. Forensic Psychology MSc.; 2017-2019.
  • Alyx Ivany. Examining the Effects of Apology and Compensation on Perceptions of Exonerees. Criminology MA; 2012-2014.
  • Meaghan Savage.  Perceptions of False Confessions: Reducing Prejudice Toward Exonerees Through the Use of Educational Materials. Criminology MA; 2011-2013.
  • Canna Liang. Gender and perceived fit: Transgender and cisgender identities may be perceived differently when applying to a TA. BA Forensic Psychology Honours Thesis; 2017-2018
  • Kyle Young. The Impact of Education on Perceptions of Forensic Evidence and Wrongful Conviction. BSc Forensic Science Honours Thesis; 2012-2013
  • Tanya Cain. Dressing Up Role Congruity Theory: The Effects of Clothing on Perceptions Of Women Seeking Role Congruent And Role Incongruent Occupations. BA Criminology Honours Thesis; 2011-2012.
  • James Lant. The Influence of Cognitive Load and Anti-Defendant Pre-Trial Publicity for Minority Defendants. BA Criminology Honours Thesis; 2010-2011.
  • 2018: SSHRC Insight Grant. Clow, K.A., Ricciardelli, R., & Czarnuch, S. After innocence: Identifying factors that reduce stigma toward exonerees.
  • 2014: SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Ricciardelli, R., Clow, K.A., & Adorjan, M. The role of personal factors, penal experiences, community support and positive case management in former federal prisoners pathway to desistance or recidivism: The decision to “make good” or remain criminally active
  • 2011: SSHRC Standard Research Grant. Clow, K.A., & Schuller, R.A. Confidence in the Canadian criminal justice system: Wrongful conviction and forms of redress

Involvement

  • Journal articles
    Ricciardelli, R., Clow, K.A., & Adjordan, M. (2019). Examining determinants of parole conditions among federal releases. The Prison Journal, 99(2), 219-240. doi: 10.1177/0032885519825493

    *Savage, M.E., Clow, K.A., Schuller, R.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2018). After exoneration: How attributions of responsibility impact perceptions. Canadian Journal of Law & Society, 33(1), 85-103. doi: 10.1017/cls.2018.6. Early online access May 18th, 2018.

    *Blandisi, I.M., Clow, K.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2015). Public perceptions of the stigmatization of wrongly convicted individuals: Findings from semi-structured interviews. The Qualitative Report, 20(11), 1881-1904.

    Clow, K.A., Ricciardelli, R., & Bartfay, W.J. (2015). Are you man enough to be a nurse? The impact of ambivalent sexism and role congruity theory on perceptions of men and women in nursing advertisements. Sex Roles, 72, 363–376. doi: 10.1007/s11199-014-0418-0

    Clow, K.A., & Leach, A.-M. (2015). Stigma and wrongful conviction: All exonerees are not perceived equal. Psychology, Crime & Law, 21(2), 172-185. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2014.951645.

    Clow, K.A., & Leach, A.-M. (2015). After innocence: Perceptions of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 20(1), 147-164. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12018

    For a full list please view Dr. Clow's CV found under Background.
  • Book chapters
    Clow, K.A. (2017). Does the ‘wrongful’ part of wrongful conviction make a difference in the job market? In R. Ricciardelli and A.M.F. Peters (Eds.) After Prison: Navigating Employment and Reintegration (pp. 243-257). Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

    Clow, K.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2015). Wrongly convicted and wrongly incarcerated: Exoneree experiences and public perceptions. In C. Reeves (Ed.) Experiencing Imprisonment: Research on the Experience of Living and Working in Carceral Institutions (pp. 264-279). New York: Routledge.

    Ricciardelli, R., & Clow, K.A. (2015). Extrapolating the realities of stigma: Correctional officers “seeing” prisoners versus prisoners “seeing” correctional officers. In C. Reeves (Ed.) Experiencing Imprisonment: Research on the Experience of Living and Working in Carceral Institutions (pp. 11-26). New York: Routledge.

    Clow, K.A., Ricciardelli, R., & *Cain, T.L. (2012). Stigma-by-association: Prejudicial effects of the prison experience for offenders and exonerees. In D.W. Russell and C.A. Russell (Eds.) The Psychology of Prejudice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Issues (pp. 127-154). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

    Clow, K.A., Leach, A-M, & Ricciardelli, R. (2011). Life after wrongful conviction. In B.L. Cutler (Ed.) Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons from Psychological Research (pp. 327-341).  Washington: APA Books.

    Clow, K.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2010). Ambivalence in stereotypes and attitudes: The implications of possessing positive and negative perceptions. In E.L. Simon (Ed.), Psychology of Stereotypes (pp. 243-264). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Other publications

    Cullen, B., & Clow, K.A. (2011). Community Capacity Inventory of Immigration Services in Durham Region. Report for the Welcoming Communities Initiative and Durham Region.

    Bartfay, W.J., Bartfay, E., Clow, K., D’Astolfo, J. (2008). Issues and challenges facing men in nursing in Canada: A discussion and five year strategic plan. Report for the Canadian Men in Nursing Group (CMNG).

    Clow, K.A., & *Bell, J.G. (2007). Post-conviction review: Student perception. The AIDWYC Journal, 8, 40-41.

    Clow, K.A., & *Bell, J.G. (2006). How much do university students know about wrongful convictions? The AIDWYC Journal, 7, 40.

  • Conference presentations

    *Hamilton, K.M., & Clow, K.A. (2019, November). What’s an Exoneree? Public Perceptions of Wrongly Convicted Individuals. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

    *Henry, T.D., & Clow, K.A. (2019, November). The Impact of Race on Perceptions of Suspects in a Murder Mystery Game. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

    *Farrukh, M., Clow, K.A., & Zaidi, A.U. (2018, November). Attitudes of suspicion, perceptions of criminality and willingness to report Muslims in Canada. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

    Schuller, R.A., Clow, K.A., & *Erentzen, C. (2018, June). Miscarriages of justice: Wrongful conviction cases in Canada. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Toronto, ON.

    *Farrukh, M., Clow, K.A., & Zaidi, A. (2017, March). Perceptions of criminality toward Canadian Muslims. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Seattle, WA.

    *Farrukh, M., Clow, K.A., & Zaidi, A. (2016, November). Perceptions of criminality: Willingness to accuse Muslims. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.

    *Cline, C., Ricciardelli, R., & Clow, K.A. (2016, May). Perceptions of justice: Factors impacting miscarriages of justice and wrongful convictions though the eyes of Canadian parolees. Paper presented at the annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

    Clow, K.A., *Farrukh, M., & Ricciardelli, R. (2015, November). Adding insult to injury: Stigma and wrongful conviction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

    Ricciardelli, R., Adorjan, M., & Clow, K.A. (2015, November). The promise and pitfalls of correctional assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

    *Skinner, S., & Clow, K.A. (2014, August). Wrongful conviction in Canadian newspapers. Poster presented at the annual Student Research Showcase at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario.

    *Ivany, A.A, Clow, K.A., Schuller, R. & Ricciardelli, R. (2014, March). Examining the Effects of Apology and Compensation on Perceptions of Exonerees. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    *Ivany, A.A, Ricciardelli, R. & Clow, K.A.  (2013, November). Manifestations of guilt and justice: Canadian parolees’ perceptions of the factors underlying wrongful conviction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    *Savage, M.E., Clow, K.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2013, November). To Compensate or Not: Public Perceptions Towards “Deservingness” of Exonerees Based on Factors Underlying the Erroneous Verdict. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Clow, K.A., *Blandisi, I., Ricciardelli, R., & Schuller, R.A. (2012, November). Wrongful conviction and perceptions of the Canadian criminal justice system:  Interviews with community members. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Illinois.

    *Ivany, A., Ricciardelli, R., & Clow, K.A. (2012, November). How do cons define wrongful conviction? An investigation of the perspectives of Canadian federal parolees. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Illinois.

    Clow, K.A., Ricciardelli, R., *Cain, T.L., & Baltovich, R. (2011, September). Stigma & wrongful conviction: The influence of government compensation and DNA testing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, Illinois.

    *Cain, T.L., Clow, K.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2011, August). Stigma and wrongful conviction: Factors influencing student confidence in interacting with exonerees. Poster presented at the annual Student Research Showcase at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario.

    Clow, K.A., & Ricciardelli, R. (2010, November). In the public’s eye: Attitudes toward wrongful conviction. In S. D. Westervelt (Chair), Wrongful convictions: Moving the discussion forward. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California.

    Clow, K.A., & Cutler, B.L. (2010, March). An examination of pre-trial bias against minority defendants in a sexual assault case. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Clow, K.A., & Leach, A.-M. (2009, March). After innocence: Perceptions of the wrongfully convicted. In B. L. Cutler (Chair), Conviction of the innocent: Psychological perspectives and research. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Antonio, Texas.

    *Bell, J.G., *Ricciardelli, R., & Clow, K.A. (2008, November). Undergraduates reviewing claims of wrongful conviction: Student experiences and organizational challenges. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, Missouri.

    Veenvliet, S.G., & Clow, K.A. (2008, June). Watching torture on prime time: Positive attitudinal effects on perceptions of evil. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    *Bell, J.G., Clow, K.A., & *Ricciardelli, R. (2007, November). “An Indian guy with a prior. What’s more juicy than that?”: Race and wrongful conviction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Clow, K.A., *Ricciardelli, R., & *Bell, J.G. (2007, November). Perceived guilty: Prejudice toward gay men and wrongful conviction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Alvi, S., & Clow, K.A. (2006, November). Woman abuse, ethnicity and poverty: The role of collective efficacy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, California.

    Scott, H. & Clow, K.A. (2006, November). The psychopath goes to school: Examining psychopathic personality traits in different fields of study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Las Vegas, California.

    Clow, K.A., & Alvi, S. (2005, November). Perceptions of physical and mental well-being in a sample of ethnically diverse low income abused women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Ontario.

    Scott, H. & Clow, K.A. (2005, November). Functionality of psychopathic traits: looking at students and vocational choices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Ontario.

    Clow, K.A., & Esses, V.M., & *Pinkus, R.T. (2002, February). The pervasiveness of gender & race categorizations? A look at familiar others. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Savannah, Georgia.

    Kacinik, N.A., Clow, K.A., & Lupker, S.J. (2001, June). Comprehending combined concepts: Schemas are activated faster than thematic relations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Toronto, Ontario.

    Clow, K.A., & Esses, V.M. (2001, February). Automatic and controlled processing: Stereotypes as expectancies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.

    Clow, K.A., & Esses, V.M. (2000, July). A qualitative and quantitative approach to stereotype content. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Clow, K.A., Esses, V.M., & *Pinkus, R.T. (2000, June). The pervasiveness of gender and race? The social categorization of celebrities. Presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Kacinik, N.A., Clow, K.A., & Lupker, S.J. (1999, May). Conceptual combination: The schema approach versus the thematic relations view. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, California.

    Clow, K.A., & Esses, V.M. (1999, May). Developing accurate and confident stereotypes: An individual difference approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Clow, K.A., & Esses, V.M. (1997, October). Stereotype development: An individual difference approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Toronto, Ontario.

    For a full list please view Dr. Clow's CV found under Background