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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 30, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Ken Dowler

Associate Professor and Chair, Criminology

Contact Information
Email: kdowler@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5754

Office Location: Grand River Hall #122

Academic Background

Ph.D. Wayne State University, Sociology  2003 

M.A.   University of Windsor, Sociology & Criminology 1998

B.A.   University of Windsor, Honours Criminology 1996  

Additional Information
Representative Publications

Dowler, K. (2012) Sex lies and videotape: The presentation of sex crime in local television news. In Diane Naugler (ed.) Canadian Perspectives in Sexualities Studies: Indentities, Experiences, and the Contexts of Change (pp. 366-376) Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press

Welsh, A., Fleming, T. & Dowler, K. (2011). Constructing crime and justice on film: Meaning and message on cinema. Contemporary Justice Review, 14(4): 457-476.

Dowler, K. & Arai, B. (2008). Stress, gender and policing: The impact of perceived gender discrimination on symptoms of stress. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 10(3): 123-35.

Dowler, K. & Sparks, R. (2008). Victimization, contact with police and neighborhood conditions: Reconsidering African American and Hispanic attitudes toward the police. Police Practise and Research: An International Journal, 9(2):1 -20. 

Dowler, K. (2007). Media consumption and public attitudes toward crime and justice: The Relationship between fear of crime, punitive attitudes and perceived police effectiveness. In D. Champion (ed.) Crime Prevention in America (pp. 39-49). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, Prentice Hall. (Reprint).

Dowler, K. (2007). Media Criminology in a Television World. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 14(3): 237-242.

Fleming, T., Ramcharan, S., Dowler, K., & de Lint, W. (2007). The Canadian Criminal Justice System. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pearson Education Publishing.

Dowler, K. & Zawilski, V. (2007). Public perceptions of police misconduct and discrimination: Examining the impact of media consumption. Journal of Criminal Justice, 35 (2): 197-203.

Dowler, K., Fleming, T., & Muzzatti, S. (2006). Constructing crime: Media, crime and popular culture. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 48(6): 837-850.

Dowler, K. (2006). Sex, lies and videotape: The presentation of sex crime in local television news. Journal of Criminal Justice, 34(4): 383-392.

Dowler, K. (2005). Satisfaction, burnout and perception of unfair treatment: The relationship between race and police work. Police Quarterly, 8(4): 476-489.  

Dowler, K. (2004). Comparing American and Canadian local television crime stories: A content analysis. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 46(5): 573-596.

Dowler, K. (2004). Dual realities? Criminality, victimization, and the presentation of race on local television news. Journal of Crime and Justice, 27(2): 79-99.  

Dowler, K. (2003). Media consumption and public attitudes toward crime and justice: The relationship between fear of crime, punitive attitudes and perceived police effectiveness. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 10(2): 109-126. 

Dowler, K. (2002). Media influence on citizen attitudes towards police effectiveness. Policing and Society, 12 (3): 227-238.

Dowler, K. (2002). Media influence on attitudes towards guns and gun control. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 26(2): 235-247.