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Dr Emma Murray

Biography

Dr Emma Murray is a senior lecturer in criminal justice in the School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University. Her work is dedicated to the problem of veterans within the criminal justice system, and more recently what the testimonies of veterans who have been convicted of an offence post-combat reveals about war and governance in the 21st century.

Emma is a member of the Centre for Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion at LJMU within which she 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.

In her teaching capacity at LJMU, Emma is module leader for the undergraduate and postgraduate modules that deal directly with the problem of war, power and victimisation and frequently delivers guest lectures and talks on this subject matter to academic communities and criminal justice practitioners.

In academic year 2016/17 Emma is module leader for:

Criminal Justice Policy (Level 4)
Crimes of the Powerful (Level 6)
Crime, Power and Victimisation (Masters Option)

Emma also acts as dissertation project supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate students and as personal tutor across all levels of study.

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.

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

Publications

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 E. 2015. Criminology and war: Can violent veterans see blurred lines clearly? Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders :55-73 9781317936671

Journal Articles

Murray E. 2014. Veteran offenders in Cheshire: Making sense of the ‘noise’ Probation Journal, 61 :251-264 >DOI

Murray E. 2013. Post-army trouble: Veterans in the criminal justice system: Emma Murray examines how this group is perceived and dealt with Criminal Justice Matters, 94 :20-21 >DOI

Other

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

Scholarly Editions

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

Award:

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

Conference organisation:

Conference name: 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., Position: Successful co-application and co-organiser with Dr Ross McGarry, the University of Liverpool., URL: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/criminology-criminaljustice-and-ex-military-communities/

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: 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?, Conference title: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ‘Who am I now? Becoming a Criminal Veteran’, Conference title: The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Place/location of conference: Chicago, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: “It’s not them it’s us’: Asking violent veterans about violence’ ?” ., Conference title: Criminology, Criminal Justice and Ex-Military Communities, Place/location of conference: The University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External committees:

Committee name: Criminal Justice Advisory Group for Arts Based Practice in Criminal Justice Settings for Veterans in Practice, Liverpool., Organisation: Veterans in Practice, FACT, Liverpool, Position: Academic Member

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

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

Links #1: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/13/playstation-game-ff-gaiden-veterans-prison-fact?CMP=share_btn_tw, Media coverage: Interview with the Guardian

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, British Society of Criminology

Professional activities

Award:

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

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

Conference organisation:

Conference name: 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., Position: Successful co-application and co-organiser with Dr Ross McGarry, the University of Liverpool., URL: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/criminology-criminaljustice-and-ex-military-communities/

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Panel: The Criminology of War: What is a good for?, Conference title: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference “Criminology at the Borders”, Place/location of conference: Portsmouth University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Criminology, Victimology & War, Conference title: Soldiers and Society, Place/location of conference: University of Reading, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Veteranality: Uncovered, Conference title: A Military Criminology, Place/location of conference: Flinders University. Adelaide, Australia., Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Good Criminals: Towards an Understanding of Criminal Veteran Identities, Conference title: The Idea of Military Criminology’ hosted by the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Place/location of conference: Oniti, Spain., Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 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?, Conference title: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ‘Who am I now? Becoming a Criminal Veteran’, Conference title: The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Place/location of conference: Chicago, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: “It’s not them it’s us’: Asking violent veterans about violence’ ?” ., Conference title: Criminology, Criminal Justice and Ex-Military Communities, Place/location of conference: The University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External committees:

Committee name: Criminal Justice Advisory Group for Arts Based Practice in Criminal Justice Settings for Veterans in Practice, Liverpool., Organisation: Veterans in Practice, FACT, Liverpool, Position: Academic Member

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

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

Links #1: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/13/playstation-game-ff-gaiden-veterans-prison-fact?CMP=share_btn_tw, Media coverage: Interview with the Guardian

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, British Society of Criminology