Dr. Woods is currently a senior criminal investigator for the District Attorney’s Office in the Clayton Judicial Circuit in Georgia. She has been teaching policing and criminal justice since 2011. Throughout her tenure in public service as a law enforcement and criminal justice practitioner, Dr. Woods has held positions from victim advocate to chief investigator. She has taught basic and advanced courses to recruits and veteran officers at police academies and is criminal justice adjunct faculty at both a local college and university in Georgia. Dr. Woods also serves as a guest instructor for the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, where she assists in facilitating evidence-based prosecution training for prosecutors, law enforcement, and victim advocates throughout the state. Her research interests include policing, justice equity, juvenile justice, and the judicial system.