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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Darryl Wood

Assistant Professor
WSU Vancouver
Curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Criminology, 1997, Simon Fraser University
M.C.J. Criminal Justice, 1989, New Mexico State University
B.C.J. Criminal Justice, 1987, New Mexico State University


Darryl Wood, Ph.D., is a professor of Criminal Justice at Washington State University. Beginning with research toward a Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, B.C.) that dealt with alcohol and violence among the Inuit of the eastern Canadian arctic, Dr. Wood has built a research agenda dealing with crime and criminal justice in indigenous communities in North America. To fulfill this agenda, Dr. Wood has developed expertise in a number of areas including violence against women, policing and prosecution in rural communities, victimization, and public health approaches to alcohol regulation. Before joining the WSU faculty on our Vancouver campus in 2007, Dr. Wood served for 12 years as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Courses Taught

The Nature of Crime, Victimology and Public Policy, Crime Prevention Procedures, Adavanced Research Methods, Seminar in Research Evaluation

Research Interests

Police and prosecutorial processing of sexual assault and domestic violence cases in rural Alaska; Police efforts to reduce illegal alcohol trafficking into Alaska Native villages.