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Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice, Liverpool John Moores University

Emma Murray is a senior lecturer in criminal justice in the School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University. She is the author of numerous papers 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 has extensive first-hand experience of researching veterans and has worked closely for a number of years with criminal justice practitioners across the UK, who are tasked with the punishment and rehabilitation of veteran offenders. Having coined the term "veteranality" to critically address the multiple agencies and actors involved in the governance of veterans in the UK, her work has been dedicated to foregrounding the voice of veterans within academic and policy debates. Emma is committed to breaking down the conversational barriers between veterans, academics, policy makers and cultural producers, with the aim of developing new pedagogical tools that result from innovative transdisciplinary engagement with veteran communities.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice , Liverpool John Moores University


  • 2016 
    Keele University , PhD in Criminology