Tom Scott

Doctoral Candidate

Tom Scott is originally from Omaha, NE, and graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Saint Louis University in May, 2012. He received his M.A. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland in May, 2015. He is currently in his fifth year of the Ph.D. program. In the Spring, he is teaching an undergraduate course on corrections and working on his dissertation looking at if and how incarceration affects the likelihood of future offending compared to non-custodial treatment. 

Areas of Interest:
  • Corrections; DLC Criminology; Peers; Place; Culture
  • BA Psychology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2012
  • MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2015
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS342 Corrections Spring 2017 Syllabus

My dissertation involves identifying if and how incarceration affects the likelihood of recidivism. Other projects I am involved in include research on the illict gun market and police clearance rates, both with Charles Wellford and colleagues.

  • Tom Scott
2220Y LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Phone: (301) 405-4699