David Scott (@dgscott2)

Dr David Scott works at The Open University, England and was recently a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is one of the founding members of the Campaign to End Child Imprisonment and is a member of the academic advisory group for INQUEST. Dr. Scott has published more than 100 book chapters or articles and 13 books, all on issues around crime, punishment and justice. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge International Handbook on Penal Abolition.


Coronavirus and Prisons: the need for Radical Alternatives

The health of prisoners was already in crisis before the Coronavirus outbreak, what should a radical response be to this life or death issue?

Abolish Prisons for Children and Young People

Prison doesn’t work for children and young people. It is a failed institution. What we have to do is the exact opposite: find ways that work and are successful in helping children to feel part of society.

Coronavirus and Prisons: the need for Radical Alternatives

The health of prisoners was already in crisis before the Coronavirus outbreak, what should a radical response be to this life or death issue?

Abolish Prisons for Children and Young People

Prison doesn’t work for children and young people. It is a failed institution. What we have to do is the exact opposite: find ways that work and are successful in helping children to feel part of society.