Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Contact:

DeVere D. Woods, Ph.D.

Biography:

Before coming to ISU, Dr. Woods had a career in law enforcement and served as a consultant for the National Center for Community Policing at Michigan State University. He has served as an advisor for CIRCIPOL the research center for the National Police of El Salvador. His research has been incorporated into training materials for the Police Executive Research Forum, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Military Police of the State of Sao Paulo—Brazil.

 

Education:

Ph D. in Social Science/Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.  

Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Political Science from Saginaw Valley State University.

Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.

Associate’s degree in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice from Delta College.

Graduate of the forensic science program of the American Institute of Applied Science.

 

Research Interests:

Research interests include a criminal and forensic investigation; community policing; evaluation of police policy and tactics; police administration and management, informal work groups, crime analysis, and crime profiling.

 

Selected Publications:

Journals

Woods, D. & Grimes, J. (2009). MS-13: A domestic and Foreign Threat. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 9 (4): 139-153.

Woods, D. & Polizzi, D. (2008). Shoot Me!: An Overview of Suicide-by-Cop. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 8 (2): 49-60.

Woods, D. (2007). Robbery: Offenders, victims, and places. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 7 (2): 175-184.

Woods, D., Skelton, D. & Ponce, C. (2005). Transforming Crisis to Consensus: The Origins of Civilian Policing in El Salvador. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 5 (3): 161-172.

Ponce, C., Woods, D. & Skelton, D. (2005). Changing Tactics: How the National Police of El Salvador Eliminated Kidnapping. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 5 (3): 173-185.

Woods, D. & Myrha, K. (2005). The Twenty-First Century Detective. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 5 (2): 51-61.

Huckabee, R. & Woods, D. (2004, November). Policing in the Early Twentieth Century. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 4 (7): 173-183.

Woods, D. (2004, September). Is Assigning Patrol Officers Enough? Priorities and Community Policing: The Trojanowicz Perspective. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 4 (5): 7-20.

Woods, D. & Woods, M. (2004, July). Horror Stories: Dysfunctional Practices in Community Policing, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 4 (4): 71-90.

Woods, D. & Craddock, A. (2004). Goals: Congruity and Conflict Among Police Officers and Police Chiefs, Journal of Crime and Justice, 27 (1):87-118.

Woods, D. & Zimbo-Vogl, J. (2001). Police Chief’s Perception of Support for Community Policing, The Journal of Community Policing, 2 (3): 45-63.

Zimbo-Vogl, J. & Woods, D. (1996). Community Policing: Practice Versus Paradigm, Police Studies, 19 (3): 33-50.

 

Book Chapters

Woods, D. (2006). Piquerism: The Investigative Challenge of Serial Murder. Chapter 6 in P. Shon & D. Milovanovic (Eds.) Serial Killers: Understanding Lust Murder. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Woods, D., Skelton, D. & Ponce, C. (2004). The Origins and Development of the Policia Nacional Civil of El Salvador. In G. Mesko, M. Pagon, and B. Dobovsek (eds) Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice (pp. 172-181). College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia.

Shon, P. & Woods, D. (2004) Police Interrogations: A Lacanian Perspective. In G. Mesko, M. Pagon, and B. Dobovsek (eds) Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice (pp. 432 to 439). College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia.

Ponce, C., Woods, D., Skelton, D. (2004). Eliminating the Kidnappers in El Salvador. In G. Mesko, M. Pagon, and B. Dobovsek (eds) Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice (pp. 259-269). College of Police and Security Studies, Slovenia.

 

 Professional Publications                                                                                                        

Woods, D. (1999, Fall). Supervising Officers in the Community Policing Age, Sheriff Times, PH 7, 1(10): 6-7.

Woods, D. (1998). A Community Policing Bibliography. In Community Policing: How to Get Started. By Robert Trojanowicz and Bonnie Bucqueroux. Second Edition. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing.

Trojanowicz, R. & Woods, D., Harpold, J., Reboussin, R. & Trojanowicz, S. (1994). Community Policing: A Survey of Police Departments in the United States. Washington DC:  Department of Justice.

Woods, D. (1983). Rapid Cyanoacrylate Ester Fuming, Identification News, 33, (4):10.

Woods, D. (1981). Crime Scene Investigation, Michigan Star, 3, (3): 45-47.

 

Monographs

 Woods, D., Skelton, D., Huckabee, R. (2005). NSWC Crane Law Enforcement Affordable Access to Night Vision Program Evaluation.

Skelton, D., Marsh, H. & Woods, D. (2001) Indiana State Coroners Training Board Guidebook.

 

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System Criminology 150

Introduction to Law Enforcement Criminology 220

Criminalistics Criminology 385

Advanced Criminalistics CCJ 386

Police Administration Criminology 407

Intelligence Led Policing and Criminal Analysis Criminology 416

Comparative Policing Criminology 416

Community Policing Criminology 416

Serial Murder Criminology 416

Social Construction of Crime Criminology 416

CSI: Myth and Reality Criminology 416

Criminal Investigation Criminology 435

Independent Directed Study Criminology 497

Advanced Criminal Investigation CCJ 635

 

Graduate

Police Administration Criminology 507

Intelligence Led Policing and Criminal Analysis Criminology 516

Comparative Policing Criminology 516

Community Policing Criminology 516

Serial Murder Criminology 516

Social Construction of Crime Criminology 516

CSI: Myth and Reality Criminology 516

Criminal Investigation Criminology 535

Police Problems and Practices Criminology 604

Research Methods Criminology 606

Independent Directed Study Criminology 697