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.

I study discrimination and inequality in criminal justice. Current projects examine the effects of police militarization, the long-run effects of diversification in police hiring, and discrimination in police use of force, stop and search, and arrests. I also work on program evaluation. I’ve evaluated the effects of procedural justice training on police behavior and the impact of violence reduction programs on gunshot victimization.

I teach Responsible Data Science and Data Science for Everyone.

Research
  • Criminal Justice
  • Gun Violence
  • Discrimination and Inequality
  • Computational Social Science
Education
  • PhD in Sociology, 2017

    University of Oxford

  • MSc in Sociology, 2012

    University of Oxford

  • BSc in Sociology, 2011

    University of Sheffield

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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