Dr. Murray recently published "Policies, Procedures and the Police: An Assessment of Wrongful Conviction Risk in Nebraska" with former students Laurel Gegner and Justin Pelton. She currently is updating manuscripts with other students, including the effect of community empowerment on crime and disorder, and the effect of liquor serving establishments on crime. Additionally, she and Dr. Irlbeck are collaborating on several projects. They are part of an evaluation team for a Federal "Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant," assessing recidivism and community effects of high risk probationers returning to high risk areas. Also, they continue to facilitate a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime which will enable a Nebraska State Victim's Assistance Academy, launching in August 2013. Dr. Murray also is working on a book "Using Statistics in Criminal Justice" that is set to be published by Aspen Publishing in Spring 2014.

Rebecca K. Murray, PhD, Department Chair

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Rebecca K. Murray, PhD
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
433 Administration Building
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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