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Dr. Dominic Wood


Dr. Dominic Wood has been at CCCU since 1995. He became Head of the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies in 2009. He has led the development of many innovative academic programs in policing. He was a key contributor to the Student Police Officer Handbook published by Oxford University Press (8th Edition currently at press) and has published around different political aspects of policing. He has a research interest focused on the shifting philosophical underpinnings of policing from liberal to democratic principles.


Dr. Wood helped to establish the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing. He is the Chair of the Higher Education Forum, which includes representatives from over 20 universities across the UK.


He is a contributor to a collaborative MSc Policing program run in partnership between CCCU and the Police Academy in the Netherlands. Dominic has participated in Skills for Justice working groups and as a member of the National Police Improvement Agency-led Higher Education Steering Group.


His Ph.D. is in the field of philosophy of education. He is a member of the British Society of Criminology and the Philosophy of Education Great Britain Society.


Dr. Wood joins The CopDoc Podcast on July 12th, 2022.


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