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Tom Scott

Social Scientist


PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
MA, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
BA, Psychology, Saint Louis University

Tom Scott is a social scientist who studies topics related to crime, the criminal legal system, research design, and quantitative data analysis. He has substantive knowledge in the areas of policing, crime investigations, crime prevention, and gun violence. Dr. Scott has worked on expanding and improving the National Incident-Based Reporting System through the National Crime Statistics Exchange, studying the impact of law enforcement agency practices on shooting clearance rates through the National Case Closed Project, and is the principal investigator on a project to understand the reasons why witnesses would or would not participate in the criminal legal system after witnessing an act of community violence.

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