Murphy, Jennifer

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice
610-396-6050
Mailing Address: 
116 Franco Building

Dr. Murphy's research interests are in drug policy and the simultaneous medicalization/criminalization of drug addiction. Her recent book, Illness or Deviance? Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction (Temple University Press, 2015), examined a drug court and affiliated drug treatment programs to see how addiction was constructed in each setting. Her current research project is looking at how a person's framework for understanding addiction influences their opinion on how to handle drug offenders.

Education: 
Ph.D., Sociology, Temple University
M.S., Sociology, Temple University
B.S., Sociology, Saint Joseph's University
Publications: 
Illness or Deviance? Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction. Temple University Press, 2015.
"Drug Court as Both a Legal and Medical Authority." Deviant Behavior 32.3 (2011): 257-291.