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David Murphy, PhD



Office Hours Fall 2019:
Tuesday 2:00-3:30
Thursday 2:00-3:30

Location:  Maaske Hall 213

Research Areas:


American History of Crime, Policing, Community Corrections, and Internships




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.

BS Truman State University: Criminal Justice

MA Washington State University:Criminal Justice

PhD Washington State University: Political Science




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.