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Publications

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.

Online Journal of Rural and Urban Research

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

 

Research Briefs
2016 (vol1.Issue 1) on Quality of Life Perception in Jackson, Mississippi

2016 (vol.1, Issue 2) on Perception of Safety and Trust in Police Officers and Judicial System 

2015 a collection of Research Briefs 

 

MURC BROCHURE

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The MURC DIGEST

Volume 1, Issue 1 – February 2005
Blueprint Mississippi Reconsidered
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Volume 1, Issue 2 – May 2005
The Social and Behavioral Ecology of Youth Violence in West Jackson
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Volume 1, Issue 3 – October 2005
Are Faith-Based HIV/AIDS Programs Effective?
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Volume 2, Issue 1- January 2006
Citywide vs. Neighborhood-specific Crime Rates:
Do they Matter for the City of Jackson?
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Volume 2, Issue 2- April 2006
Black, Dark, Disadvantaged:
Crime, Punishment and Skin Hue in Mississippi
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Volume 2, Issue 3- June 2006
Is Mississippi Really the Worst Place to Live?:
A Spatial Equilibrium Approach to Ranking Livable States
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Volume 3, Issue 1- February 2007
The Economic Impact of Jackson State University
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Volume 4, Issue 1- January 2008
CRIME IN MISSISSIPPI: A Trend Line Analysis
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Volume 5, Issue 1- May 2009
The Spread of HIV/AIDS among African Americans and its Economic Impact
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Volume 5, Issue 2- June 2009
Crime in Mississippi: Does Community Involvement Really Matter?
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RESEARCH REPORT

Research Report Series 05-01
A BLUEPRINT FOR INCOME INEQUALITY
AND LOWER ECONOMIC GROWTH IN
URBAN AND DELTA REGION COUNTIES?
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Research Report Series 05-02
An Analysis of Violence Exposure among Youth in the
West Jackson Community as a Correlate of At-Risk Behavior
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Research Report Series 05-03
DOES RELIGION CONSTRAIN RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
ASSOCIATED WITH HIV/AIDS?
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Research Report Series 06-01
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