Dawn M. Irlbeck, MA, PhD

Dawn M. Irlbeck, MA, PhD

Dawn M. Irlbeck, MA, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences


  • Criminal Justice
  • Race and Policing
  • Policing

Academic Appointments


  • Cultural and Social Studies


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

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


Publications and Presentations


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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).

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