David Scott

Dr David Scott works at The Open University, England and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is one of the founding members of the Campaign to End Child Imprisonment, which is engaging in a week of action to end child prisons to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the death of Gareth Myatt on 19th April 2019. Part of this week action includes the public launch of his film for The Open University “Why we should end imprisonment for children and young people”. Dr. Scott has published more than 100 book chapters or articles and 15 books, all on issues around crime, punishment and justice.


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.

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.