Gregory Woods

  • Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies

Office: Stevenson Hall 2084
Phone: (707) 664-2934
Email: gregory.woods@sonoma.edu

Areas of Expertise:

Greg Woods teaches multiple subjects specific to Criminology and Criminal
Justice Studies including: Criminal Law, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Organized
Crime, Gangs & Terrorism, Victimology, Juvenile Justice, Constitutional Law,
Criminal Procedure, Methods of Incarceration & Restorative Models of Criminal
Justice.
As an educator, constitutional scholar, law enforcement policy/legal trend watcher, and student of history, Greg Woods constantly seeks information to supplement course material and challenge his students.
In 2014, Greg Woods was privileged to prepare and present training seminars,
through a foreign language interpreter, to top Beijing police officials from the
Ministry of Security of the People's Republic of China, emphasizing sources of
legal authority, limitations to the use of force, and legal remedies in response to
police misconduct.
Greg Woods was acknowledged by former students at the 2014 San Francisco State University Scholar Athlete Reception as a faculty member who “made a valuable impact on their academic life" and was honored to speak at the Department of Criminal Justice Studies SF State graduation ceremony in 2015.
Greg Woods received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from San Francisco Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University. He is a recipient of the Witkin Award for academic excellence in Contracts Writing and former editorial staff member with the San Francisco Law Review. He has investigated and developed cases for civil litigation and served as Certified Legal Intern with the Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco, California.

Courses Offered

  • CCJS 330, Government & The Rule of Law