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Dr Emma Murray

Biography

Emma took up the role as a senior lecturer in criminal justice in the School of Law in January of 2014.

Her research has been dedicated to veterans in criminal and social policy, and more recently to how an alignment of critical criminology and socially engaged arts practice can impact upon policy.

Emma’s current collaborative projects include:

- The National Evaluation of the Royal British Legion Breaks Services,
- To Serve,
- 'Serious Games: Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the Criminal Justice System,
- Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence.

Emma's current research partners include:

- The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT),
- The Royal British Legion,
- The Howard League for Penal Reform,
- The Probation Institute

As a member of the Centre for Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion at the university, Emma is the Project Lead of the 'Reimagining Conflict: Pedagogy, Policy and the Arts' site and international research group. Working with scholars, artists and policy makers across the UK, Emma is also the director of the 'Reimagine the Veteran' film project.

Emma acts as a PhD supervisor and external examiner for projects concerning veterans and the criminology/ critical pedagogy of war, and is happy to be contacted regarding future projects in these areas.

In 2015, Emma was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Rising Star in Teaching and Learning.

In 2016, Emma was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Spotlight Research Award and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2018, Emma was awarded a Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Voucher alongside colleagues in the School of Humanities and Social Science.

Examples of work can be found here: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/centres-and-institutes/the-centre-for-the-study-of-crime-criminalisation-and-social-exclusion/artivism/strands

Degrees

Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA Criminal Justice
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Criminal Justice
Keele University, United Kingdom, Doctor of Philosophy

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - present

Publications

Internet publication

Murray E, Jackson WH, Hayes A. 2018. Playing for Change: Using artistic methods to explore experiences of probation

Murray ET, Hayes A, Jackson W, Wakeman S. 2018. Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence

Report

Ragonese EL, Murray E. 2017. Armed forces communities and social isolation: A needs analysis for service providers in Cheshire East

Murray ET, Albertson K, Albertson K, Stevenson J. The South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project: Mapping of the Armed Forces Community across the region The South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project: Mapping of the Armed Forces Community across the region

Steele RH, Murray ET, Moorhead JAP. Evaluation of the EFAN project

Chapters

Murray E. 2016. Soldiers and victimisation A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation :220-222 9781447325741

Murray E. 2016. Criminology and war A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation :38-40 9781447325741

Murray ET. 2016. The 'Veteran Offender': A Governmental Project in England and Wales McGarry R, Walklate S. The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War

Murray ET. 2015. Criminology and War: Can violent veterans see blurred lines clearly? Walklate S, McGarry R. Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders

Murray E. 2014. Veterans, mental disorder and criminal justice A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk 9781447312628

McGarry R, Murray ET. Beyond Khaki Collared Crime: Thinking Criminologically about the Military Institution and its Personnel Criminology of the Militaries Hart

Journal article

Murray ET. 2014. Veteran offenders in Cheshire: making sense of the 'noise' The Probation Journal, 61 :251-264 >DOI

Murray ET. 2013. Post-Army Trouble Criminal Justice Matters, 94 :20-21 >DOI

Murray ET, Albertson K, Banks J. Military Veteran Offenders: Making sense of developments in the debate to inform service delivery The Prison Service Journal, :23-30

Other

Murray ET. Murray, E. (2016) Criminological Theory LAWCJ5012 Liverpool John Moores (Custom Publication) London: Routledge.

Scholarly edition

Murray ET. Murray, E. (2016 forthcoming). Militarism. In S. Morley, J. Turner, K. Corteen & P. Taylor (Eds.). A companion to state power, liberties and rights. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press

Murray ET. Murray, E. (2016 forthcoming). CORPS. In S. Morley, J. Turner, K. Corteen & P. Taylor (Eds.). A companion to state power, liberties and rights. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Murray ET. Murray, E. (2016). Soldiers and victimisation. In K. Corteen, S. Morley, P. Taylor & J. Turner (Eds.). A companion to crime, harm and victimisation. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Murray ET. Murray, E. (2016). Criminology and war. In K. Corteen, S. Morley, P. Taylor & J. Turner (Eds.). A companion to crime, harm and victimisation. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Murray ET. Murray, E. (2014). Veterans, mental disorder and criminal justice. In P. Taylor, K. Corteen & S. Morley (Eds.). A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk. (pp. 297-298). Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

“It’s not them it’s us’: Asking violent veterans about violence’ ?” ., Criminology, Criminal Justice and Ex-Military Communities, The University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 10/06/2016

‘Who am I now? Becoming a Criminal Veteran’, The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, Oral presentation 28/10/2015

3. Murray, E. (2014) Panel Co-Speaker (with Ruggerio, V. & Walklate, S.) by invitation: Criminology and war: transgressing the borders for, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2014: “Crime, Justice and Welfare: Can the Metropole listen?, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 09/07/2014

Award:

Vice Chancellor's Award of 'Rising Star in Teaching and Learning' LJMU, Liverpool John Moores Teaching and Learning Academy, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/ljmu-teaching-and-learning-academy-formally-launched

Conference organisation:

The North West British Society of Criminology Seminar - Co-Organiser: "Criminology, criminal justice and ex-military communities: the way ahead?” in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, International Criminological Research Unit, The Howard League and FACT, Liverpool., Successful co-application and co-organiser with Dr Ross McGarry, the University of Liverpool., https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/criminology-criminaljustice-and-ex-military-communities/

External committees:

Criminal Justice Advisory Group for Arts Based Practice in Criminal Justice Settings for Veterans in Practice, Liverpool., Veterans in Practice, FACT, Liverpool, Academic Member

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U31EbIjrvnw&feature=youtu.be, Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence Keeble Collage, Oxford University In Collaboration with FACT and the Howard League for Penal Reform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuDIh9NsByw, Reimagining the Veteran Film Project

https://theconversation.com/on-the-day-when-all-eyes-are-on-them-does-anyone-ask-how-veterans-see-themselves-68633, 1. Murray, E. (2016) ‘On the day that all eyes are on them, does anyone ask veterans how they see themselves?’ The Conversation.

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/13/playstation-game-ff-gaiden-veterans-prison-fact?CMP=share_btn_tw, Interview with the Guardian

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, British Society of Criminology

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

“It’s not them it’s us’: Asking violent veterans about violence’ ?” ., Criminology, Criminal Justice and Ex-Military Communities, The University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 10/06/2016

‘Who am I now? Becoming a Criminal Veteran’, The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, Oral presentation 28/10/2015

3. Murray, E. (2014) Panel Co-Speaker (with Ruggerio, V. & Walklate, S.) by invitation: Criminology and war: transgressing the borders for, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2014: “Crime, Justice and Welfare: Can the Metropole listen?, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 09/07/2014

Good Criminals: Towards an Understanding of Criminal Veteran Identities, The Idea of Military Criminology’ hosted by the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oniti, Spain., Oral presentation 03/07/2014

Panel: The Criminology of War: What is a good for?, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference “Criminology at the Borders”, Portsmouth University, Oral presentation 03/07/2013

Veteranality: Uncovered, A Military Criminology, Flinders University. Adelaide, Australia., Oral presentation 22/05/2013

Criminology, Victimology & War, Soldiers and Society, University of Reading, Oral presentation 03/02/2012

Award:

The Vice Chancellors for Spotlight: Innovation in Research Awarded Runner Up Prize, Liverpool John Moores University

Vice Chancellor's Award of 'Rising Star in Teaching and Learning' LJMU, Liverpool John Moores Teaching and Learning Academy, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/ljmu-teaching-and-learning-academy-formally-launched

Conference organisation:

The North West British Society of Criminology Seminar - Co-Organiser: "Criminology, criminal justice and ex-military communities: the way ahead?” in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, International Criminological Research Unit, The Howard League and FACT, Liverpool., Successful co-application and co-organiser with Dr Ross McGarry, the University of Liverpool., https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/criminology-criminaljustice-and-ex-military-communities/

External collaboration:

Liverpool John Moores University, FACT (The Foundation of Art and Creative Technology)

Liverpool John Moores University, Howard League for Penal Reform

External committees:

Criminal Justice Advisory Group for Arts Based Practice in Criminal Justice Settings for Veterans in Practice, Liverpool., Veterans in Practice, FACT, Liverpool, Academic Member

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Chester, PhD, An Exploratory Study in to British Military Veterans’ Involvement in the Criminal Justice System.

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U31EbIjrvnw&feature=youtu.be, Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence Keeble Collage, Oxford University In Collaboration with FACT and the Howard League for Penal Reform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuDIh9NsByw, Reimagining the Veteran Film Project

http://crimebites.co.uk/2017/09/09/veterans-in-the-criminal-justice-system-dr-emma-murray/, Crime Bites: Veterans in The Criminal Justice System

https://theconversation.com/on-the-day-when-all-eyes-are-on-them-does-anyone-ask-how-veterans-see-themselves-68633, 1. Murray, E. (2016) ‘On the day that all eyes are on them, does anyone ask veterans how they see themselves?’ The Conversation.

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/13/playstation-game-ff-gaiden-veterans-prison-fact?CMP=share_btn_tw, Interview with the Guardian

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, British Society of Criminology

Other Professional Activity:

Expert Advisor on South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University QR Funding, Artivism: changing perspectives on the lived experience of probation in Merseyside, Dr Janet Jamieson, Dr William Jackson, Ms Anne Hayes, Dr Steve Wakeman, Grant value (£): 2,335, Duration of research project: 4 months

Liverpool John Moores University, Aligned Artivism: Placing criminological scholarship at the centre of a unique dialogue between socially engaged art and penal reform (Pump Priming Activity), Dr William Jackson, Ms Anne Hayes, Dr Steve Wakeman, Grant value (£): 9, 790, Duration of research project: 6 months

The Royal British Legion, An National Evaluation of the Royal British Legion Breaks Services, Dr Giles Barrett (PI), Grant value (£): 220, 251, Duration of research project: 12 months