PhD Criminology, Law and Society, University of California–Irvine, 2016
MA Social Ecology, University of California–Irvine, 2012
BA Sociology, BS Psychology, University of Wisconsin–River Falls, 2010
Juvenile delinquency with a focus on youth and gang violence, juvenile justice and corrections, gang involvement, policies and programs, criminological theory, and mixed methods
Dr. Scott became part of the Criminology and Criminology Justice faculty in fall 2016. His current research focuses on gangs and correctional violence among incarcerated youth from both the staff and offender perspectives. This includes applying and integrating contemporary criminological theory in order to explain youth correctional violence and gang involvement. He has published in various journals such as Deviant Behavior and Criminal Justice Education, and teaches courses in juvenile justice/juvenile law and criminological theory.