Jennifer Wood (USA)
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Temple University, USA
Jennifer Wood is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. She received her doctorate in criminology at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Temple, she served as a Fellow at the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University.
Jennifer is a criminologist with expertise in policing and regulation. Her previous work examined the ways in which public and private entities link together and function to produce order and security. Her current work focuses on the public health dimensions of everyday police work. Her research seeks to describe and explain the ways in which officers manage behavioral health-related encounters as well as the contexts of their decision-making. She is also engaged in collaborative projects designed to identify and assess pre-arrest interventions for navigating people toward behavioral health and social services.