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David Woodring

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David Woodring is a doctoral candidate and a placed-based researcher, currently conducting research on race, place, and fatal police-citizen encounters in the United States. He is currently using a multilevel approach to extricate the overall importance of the individual, situational, organizational, ecological, and political factors that coalesce across time and space in relationship to fatal shootings of U.S. citizens by police. 

David is a third-year student in the doctoral program of sociology, specializing in crime, law, and deviance. While his current and primary focus is on understanding the complexity of police violence in the U.S., David conducts research across the fields of medical sociology, education, as well as terrorism. 

  • BA Criminal Justice
  • MA Criminology
Selected Publications:

Simons, R.L., Simons, L.G., Woodring, D.W., Sutton, T.E., Lei, M., Beach, S.R.H., & Barr, A.B. (2019). Differential exposure to various childhood adversities and specificity of adult inflammatory response: Nuancing the early life sensitivity model. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. In Press.

Woodring, D.W., Fitzpatrick, K., Gruenewald, J., & Smith B. (2018.) Domestic terrorism and digital media: Planning in cyberspace. In (Ed.), Security in the Private Cloud (pp.). CRC Press. In Press.