Dawn M. Irlbeck, MA, PhD
Dawn M. Irlbeck, MA, PhD

Dawn M. Irlbeck, MA, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Criminal Justice
  • Race and Policing

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Cultural and Social Studies

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Research Methods - Quantitative and Qualitative
  • Social Inequality & Stratification
  • Sociology of the Criminal Justice System

Education

  • 2005 PhD in Criminal Justice University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2000 MA in Sociology University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 1990 BA in Sociology University of Nebraska at Omaha

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Irlbeck, Dawn M., Crank, J. Police Theory, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy, and Practice., 197-216, 2010
  • Irlbeck, Dawn M. (book manuscript accepted and finalized, with publisher’s copy editor). Racial Profiling and vehicle searches.

Articles

  • Crank, John, Rebecca K. Murray, Dawn M. Irlbeck, and Mark Sundermeier. (2012). Missionbased policing (Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series). CRC Press: Boca Raton. Nominated for the 2012 Outstanding Book of the Year Award, National Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences., CRC Press- Taylor and Francis Group, 2012
  • Crank, John, Irlbeck, Dawn, Murray, Rebecca, Sundermeier, Mark Mission-based policing: Rethinking the relationship of police to crime, Police Practice & Research: An International Journal, 13, 103-120, 2012
  • Crank, John P., Irlbeck, Dawn M., Giacomazzi, Andrew L. A risk-based model of public perceptions of crime and disorder, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law & Society, 25, 131-144, 2012
  • Co-Author and Co-Editor with Josh Crank: “Introduction.” Special Edition “The police military interface.”, Police Practice & Research: An International Journal, 13(2), 2012
  • Irlbeck, Dawn M. Latino Police Officers: Patterns of Ethnic Self-Identity and Latino Community Attachment, Police Quarterly, 11, 468-495, 2008
  • Co-Editor with Josh Crank Special Edition of the Journal -- "The Police Military Interface", Police Practice & Research: An International Journal, 13 (2)

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Crime and Criminal Justice Policing; Minority Police Officers; Researcher/Practitioner Crime Reduction Partnerships; Racial Profiling Evaluation Research & Criminal Justice Policy; Victims of Crime

Grant Funding Received

  • Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy. Competitive Department of Justice (DOJ) grant for the State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA) Initiative to develop, implement and sustain comprehensive, academically-based, fundamental education and skillsbuilding training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime. ($195,000).
  • Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy. Competitive Department of Justice (DOJ) grant for the State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA) Initiative to develop, implement and sustain comprehensive, academically-based, fundamental education and skillsbuilding training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime. ($195,000).
  • Director, Police Research & Policy Group. Established the police researcher/practitioner group as a registered non-profit (501c-3) in the state of Nebraska, negotiated contracts with the State of Nebraska; City of Omaha, Mayor’s Office; and Douglas County
  • Research Partner, Process Evaluator, Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program, to address neighborhood-level crime in 15 locations nationwide. The awards target locations or neighborhoods with significant levels of crime compared to the overall jurisdiction. BCJI is a data driven approach leveraging research and innovation to identify the drivers of crime in a location and to develop multi-faceted strategies to reduce it.

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Recognition Award, Creighton University Student Support Services, 2014
  • Elton S. Carter Award for Excellence in a Master’s Thesis, Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2000