David Scott

Criminologist (Social policy)

Milton Keynes

Dr David Scott has worked at Liverpool John Moores University since August 2013. He is a qualified teacher and was awarded an MA (with distinction) in Crime, Deviance and Social Policy from Lancaster University in 1996 and a doctorate under the supervision of Professor Barbara Hudson from the University of Central Lancashire in 2006. David has taught criminology to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 1994, working previously at Edge Hill University, Durham New College, the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the University of Central Lancashire. He has published widely on prisons, punishment and critical criminology. Recent book titles include Controversial Issues in Prisons; Beyond Criminal Justice; Prisons and Punishment: The Essentials and Why Prison? David is an editor of the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice and co-founding editor of the European Group Journal. He is a former co-ordinator of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. David's main research interests include the ethical and political foundations of penal abolitionism; the relationship between abolitionism, human rights and social justice; critical social theory and the concept of 'crime'; and critical approaches to poverty, prisons and punishment .


  • Prisons and Punishment ISBN: ISBN: 9781446273470
  • Beyond Criminal Justice ISBN: ISBN-10: 0951170848
  • Critique and Dissent ISBN: ISBN-10: 1926958284
  • Expanding the Criminological Imagination ISBN: ISBN-10: 1843921561
  • Controversial Issues in Prisons ISBN: ISBN-10: 0335223036
  • Why Prison? ISBN: isbn: 9781107521803
  • Ghosts Beyond Our Realm ISBN: ISBN-10: 3639161076
  • Heavenly Confinement? ISBN: ISBN-10: 3846536865
  • Penology ISBN: ISBN-10: 1412948118
  • The Changing face of the prison in England ISBN: ISBN-10: 1843921855
  • Creating ghosts in the penal machine ISBN: ISBN-10: 1843922746
  • Punishment ISBN: ISBN-10: 0199215545
  • Visualising an Abolitionist Real Utopia ISBN: ISBN-10: 1137009799
  • The politics of prisoner legal rights DOI: DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12017
  • Critical Criminology in the Corporate University OTHER_ID: Volume 3 Number 6 pp 10-21.
  • Why Prison? Posing the Question ISBN: isbn: 9781107521803
  • The caretakers of punishment
  • Developing a criminological imagination ISBN: ISBN: 978-1843921561
  • New Labour, New Legitimacy ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-9548903-3-9
  • Resistance as reform DOI: DOI:10.1080/09627250903139215
  • Why didn't prisoner rights come home? DOI: DOI:10.1080/09627251.2010.525937
  • Thats not my name DOI: DOI:10.1080/09627251.2011.576015
  • Its not just about the profits DOI: DOI:10.1080/09627251.2012.671021
  • Sympathy for the devil DOI: DOI:10.1080/09627251.2012.695494
  • A disobedient visionary with an enquiring mind ISBN: ISBN: 978-1926958286
  • Prison Research DOI: DOI:10.1080/09627251.2014.902207
  • Playing the get out of jail for free card ISBN: ISBN: 978-0951170861
  • Against Criminal Injustice, For Social Justice OTHER_ID: Volume 3, Number 5 pp 3-10
  • Unequalled in Pain ISBN: isbn: 9781107521803
  • Official Submission to the Harris Review on Deaths in Custody
  • Constance Lytton: Living for a cause
  • G4S AGM 2014
  • Unequalled in Pain ISBN: ISBN: 978-1107521803
  • Emancipatory Politics and Praxis ISBN-10: 1911439014
  • Against Imprisonment

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