David McClure is a research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he develops research proposals, manages projects, conducts both quantitative and qualitative research, and drafts final reports and other deliverables. Additionally, he supervises several research assistants working on various projects and mentors junior staff on research methods and analyses.
McClure's professional interests focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system through science and technology. In his current and past efforts, he has promoted the use of evidence-based research in policy and practice by conducting original research, systematically synthesizing existing research, and designing practitioner-oriented mobile applications. His specific areas of expertise include justice system error, justice information systems, the forensic sciences, and emerging criminal justice technologies.
Before joining Urban, McClure held research and teaching positions at George Mason University while completing the coursework for his PhD, which he earned in 2015.