Samuel Scaggs is an expert in criminology and a member of the Center for Courts and Corrections in the Division for Applied Justice Research. He has used both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the application of technology to improve outcomes of justice-involved individuals, prison and jail reentry programs, and community supervision practices.
Currently, Dr. Scaggs directs a National Institute of Justice-funded project focused on implementing and assessing the use of a short messaging service appointment reminder tool for probationers who are enrolled in case management services. He also directs an evaluation-related training and technical assistance projects that supports prosecutors’ offices that are Bureau of Justice Assistance Innovative Prosecution Solutions grantees.
Dr. Scaggs joined RTI in 2016. He also serves as a training and technical assistance coach to several prosecutorial and reentry stakeholders across the United States.