Assistant Professor of Criminology
- 2018 – present, Assistant Professor, University of Lynchbug, Lynchburg, Va.
- 2011 – present, Instructor, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.
- 2010 – 2011, Adjunct Instructor, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.
- 2007 – 2011, Security Officer, Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, Va.
- 2008 – 2011, Adjunct Professor, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, Va.
- 2006 – 2007, Adjunct Professor, Hesser College, Manchester, N.H.
- 2005 – 2007, Campus Monitor, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, N.H.
- 1999 – 2005, Police Officer-Sergeant, Londonderry Police Department, Londonderry, N.H.
- 1992 – 1999, Police Officer-Detective Juvenile Officer, Londonderry Police Department, Londonderry, N.H.
- 1986 – 1992, Police Officer-Patrol Officer, Londonderry Police Department, Londonderry, N.H.
- 1984 – 1986, Police Officer, University of Massachusetts Police, Amherst, Mass.
- 1983, Police Officer, Pelham Police Department, Pelham, N.H.
- 1980 – 1986, Military Police/Communications
- 2019 (September) “Do Mandatory Reporting Laws Affect the Rate and Accuracy of Child abuse Complaints” Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference (Nashville, TN)
- 2018 (september) “Child Abuse in the Militar” Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference (Pensacola, Florida)
- 2018 (February) “Child Abuse: Colleges are failing to Properly Educate Students in a Criminology/Criminal Justice Curriculum.” Academy of Criminal Justice Annual Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- 2016 (November) “The Narrowing of the Gap Between the Dark Figure and the Official Figures of Crime” American Society of Criminology Annual Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- 2015 (September) “Evaluating the SaVE Act” Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference (Charleston, South Carolina)
- 2015 (Funded through Greater Lynchburg community Trust) “Crime and the Elderly” City of Lynchburg, Virginia (August); Campbell County, Virginia (June)
- 2014 (September) “Understanding Sexual Abuse on Campus” Lynchburg College, sponsored by LC’s Student Affairs.
- 2014 (Funded through United Methodist Foundation) “Understanding Elderly BAbuse” Bedford, Virginia (June); “Understanding Elderly Abuse” Bedford, Virginia (March)
- 2014 (Funded through United Methodist Foundation) “Understanding Child Abuse” Beford, Virginia (May); “Understanding Elderly Abuse”, Bedford, Virginia (March)
- MJA, Justice Administration – Norwich University, Norwich, Vt., 2006
- BA, Criminal Justice – Westfield State College, Westfield, Mass., 1982
- Child Abuse, Child Exploitation, and Criminal Justice Responses (2020). Published by Rowand & Littlefield (w/A Rasmussen)
- National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the 1993 redesign (2017). Published by Wiley-Blackwell/ICA, International Encyclopedias of Communication: Encyclopedia of Women and Crime.
- Child Abuse: Today’s Issues (2016). Published by Taylor & Francis (w/ K. McCabe)
- 2016 – September Faculty of the Month, University of Lynchburg
- 2015 – Unsung Hero Leadership Award, University of Lynchburg
- 2013 – P.H.T, University of Lynchburg
- 2004 – Officer of the Year
- 2002 – Honorable Service
- 2000 – Exemplary Service – Rockingham County Attorney Office for dedication to victims of crime
- 1997 – Honorable Service
- 1997 – Roger Fossum Award (only police officer nominated in the State of New Hampshire for dedication toward child abuse victims)
- 1994 – Officer of the Year
- Pi Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society
- 2016 National Children’s Advocacy Center
- 2016 American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
- 2015 National Criminal Justice Honor Society
- 2011-Present, American Society of Criminology
- 2011-Present, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- 2011-Present, Southern Criminal Justice Association
- Comparative Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice Process
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Juvenile Justice
- Law Enforcement and the Community
- Women and Crime
- Police and Society
Mr. Murphy loves spending time with his family. He enjoys going to the beach, watching football (he’s a big Patriots fan!), and has kept tropical fish almost his entire life.
The topic of his Thesis is “Why does it appear that pedophiles keep getting away with their crimes?”