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Associate professor to present oil patch crime research to US attorney


Carol A. Archbold, associate professor and graduate director of criminal justice and political science, has been invited to present her research on western North Dakota policing and crime to U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon and his staff during their annual meeting scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Purdon became North Dakota’s 18th U.S. attorney in August 2010.

Archbold conducted face-to-face interviews with more than 100 police officers and sheriff’s deputies from eight agencies in four western North Dakota counties from October 2012 to March 2013. The results were published in a study titled “Policing the Patch: An Examination of the Impact of the Oil Boom on Small Town Policing and Crime in Western North Dakota.”

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