George Wood

George Wood

Moore-Sloan Faculty Fellow

New York University

About Me

I’m a Moore-Sloan Faculty Fellow in the Center for Data Science at New York University. Before joining NYU, I held postdoctoral positions at Northwestern University and Yale University. I received my PhD from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

My work focuses on discrimination and inequality in criminal justice, with a particular interest in policing. I also work on program evaluation. I’ve studied the effects of procedural justice training on police behavior and the impact of violence reduction programs on gunshot victimization. All of my work draws heavily on causal inference in observational settings.

At NYU, I teach Responsible Data Science and Data Science for Everyone.

Publications

(2021). Revised findings for "Procedural justice training reduces police use of force and complaints against officers". SocArXiv.

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(2020). Procedural justice training reduces police use of force and complaints against officers. PNAS.

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(2020). Building community resilience to prevent and mitigate community impact of gun violence: conceptual framework and intervention design. BMJ Open.

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(2019). The network structure of police misconduct. Socius.

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