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Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Eastman Hall, Room 2160

Jason Scott is currently the Director of the Master of Science program in the Department of Criminal Justice. He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Roberts Wesleyan College and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. A member of the Criminal Justice Department faculty since 2005, Professor Scott’s primary research interests include community policing, social capital, and the role of criminal justice and other civic institutions in community capacity building.

From 2007 to 2012 Professor Scott served as the Research Partner to the Rochester Safe and Sound (RSS) project. RSS was a federally sponsored Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI) that coordinated local criminal justice and community agencies. This research examined prevention, enforcement and re-entry services designed to address gang membership and violence in the city of Rochester. 

Courses Offered

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Crime, Justice, and Community
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Law Enforcement in Society



Scott, J. D. (2014). "Zero-tolerance policing", In Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (Ed. Bruce A. Arrigo). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Scott, J. D. (2014). “Community policing”, In The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (Eds. J. Mitchell Miller, Angela R. Gover, Wesley G. Jennings, & Christopher J. Schreck). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Scott, J. & Herb, M. (2013). In search of a benchmark: Using census transportation data to assess racial profiling. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX.

Smith, T. R. & Scott, J. D. (2013). “Crime prevention and the police”, In Crime Prevention (Eds., David A. Mackey & Kristine L. Miller). Sudbury, MA:  Jones & Bartlett Publishing.

Scott, J. D. & Posick, C. (2010). Combining the carrot and the stick:  Intensive probation supervision through community partnership. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Scott, J. D., Duffee, D. E., & Renauer, B. C. (2003). Measuring police-community coproduction:  The utility of community policing cases studies. Police Quarterly, 6(4): 410-439.

Scott, J. D. (2002). Assessing the relationship between police-community coproduction and neighborhood-level social capital. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 18: 149-168.