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David Murphy, PhD


Office: Maaske 213



BS Truman State University: Criminal Justice
MA Washington State University:Criminal Justice
PhD Washington State University: Political Science












SPRING 2015 Office Hours:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1:00 - 3:30 PM

9:30-12 Noon






David Murphy is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Western Oregon University.  His current research agenda is focused on exploring how crime has shaped the course of American history.  His other active research projects include an assessment of the benefits of undergraduate internship experiences and a study of the attitudes of death row inmates on the topic of organ donation.


Research and Publications:

David regularly presents his research at national and regional conferences, including the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. 


He has published in Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Justice Policy Journal.  He has contributed chapters to Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (2007, edited by Craig Hemmens) and The Inmate Prison Experience (2003, edited by Mary Stohr).


His first book, Making Police-Probation Partnerships Work (LFB Scholarly) was published in 2005. 


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