MURC disseminates research findings on topics relevant to pressing urban issues that are of interest to policymakers, public bodies and officials, urban planners, service providers, private groups and the lay community. Dissemination is accomplished through peer-reviewed scholarly articles on emerging topics, commentaries, case reports, as well as special publications and presentations.
Periodically, MURC issues a call for papers and seeks reviewers for the Online Journal of Rural and Urban Research. OJRUR publishes original timely research from scholars in a variety of disciplines. Research on current and emerging topics is published in The MURC Digest and Research Briefs.
2016 (vol.6, no.1) Theme: Economic Development in Distressed Communities
2015 (vol.5, no.1) Theme: Social Determinants of Health
2014 (vol.4, no.1) Theme: The Utilization of Non-Traditional Interventions to Promote Healthy Living
2013 (vol.3, no.1) Theme: Health Disparities Within a Rural and Urban Context
2012 (vol.2, no.1) Theme: Urban Education
2009 (vol.1, no.1) Theme: Enhancing the Quality of Life
The MURC Digest
African Amerian Male Unemployment in Mississippi, October 2013
The MURC DIGEST
Volume 1, Issue 1 – February 2005
Blueprint Mississippi Reconsidered
Volume 1, Issue 2 – May 2005
The Social and Behavioral Ecology of Youth Violence in West Jackson
Volume 1, Issue 3 – October 2005
Are Faith-Based HIV/AIDS Programs Effective?
Volume 2, Issue 1- January 2006
Citywide vs. Neighborhood-specific Crime Rates:
Do they Matter for the City of Jackson?
Volume 2, Issue 2- April 2006
Black, Dark, Disadvantaged:
Crime, Punishment and Skin Hue in Mississippi
Volume 2, Issue 3- June 2006
Is Mississippi Really the Worst Place to Live?:
A Spatial Equilibrium Approach to Ranking Livable States
Volume 3, Issue 1- February 2007
The Economic Impact of Jackson State University
Volume 4, Issue 1- January 2008
CRIME IN MISSISSIPPI: A Trend Line Analysis
Volume 5, Issue 1- May 2009
The Spread of HIV/AIDS among African Americans and its Economic Impact
Volume 5, Issue 2- June 2009
Crime in Mississippi: Does Community Involvement Really Matter?
Research Report Series 05-01
A BLUEPRINT FOR INCOME INEQUALITY
AND LOWER ECONOMIC GROWTH IN
URBAN AND DELTA REGION COUNTIES?
Research Report Series 05-02
An Analysis of Violence Exposure among Youth in the
West Jackson Community as a Correlate of At-Risk Behavior
Research Report Series 05-03
DOES RELIGION CONSTRAIN RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
ASSOCIATED WITH HIV/AIDS?
Research Report Series 06-01