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Professor John Scott

Faculty of Law,
School of Justice

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Name
Professor John Scott
Position(s)
Head, School of Justice (acting)
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Professor
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Law
Phone
+61 7 3138 7126
Fax
+61 7 3138 7123
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • International Sociological Association (2007+)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2000+), Co-Chair Rural Thematic Group (current)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (2009+)
  • Amercian Society of Criminology
  • Asian Criminological Society (Life Member, Councilor)
  • Society and Culture Association (2010+)
  • Advisory Board, Social Alternatives
  • Editorial Board, Rural Society (2009+)
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Crime and Justice (2012+)
  • Co-Editor, Journal of Sociology (2005-2009)
  • Associate Editor, Higher Education Research and Development (2007-2010)
  • Chief Examiner, Society and Culture, NSW Board of Studies (2010-2013)
  • Chief Examiner, Community and Family Studies, NSW Board of Studies (2008-2010)
  • Member, Northern Tablelands, NSW Community Relations Commission (2009-2013)
Keywords

Rural crime, Masculinity and violence, Sex work, Public health, Social control, Drug supply

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

John Scott joined the School of Justice from the University of New England in 2014. His current research interests are in the areas of drug supply, sexual and gendered crime, and rural crime. Since completing his PhD in 2001, he has published widely, including fifteen books and major research reports and over sixty papers and book chapters, many with leading international journals and publishers. He has also had sustained success in attracting nationally competitive grants and industry funding, including two ARC Discovery Grants and an ARC Linkage. He currently holds an ARC Discovery and two National Drug Law Enforcement Fund Grants. In terms of teaching, he won a 2007 Carrick Award, in addition to institutional awards for teaching and curriculum innovation. He also led the establishment of successful awards in criminology, criminology/law and social work during his time at UNE. He has been actively involved in institutional leadership roles, including leader of a Collaborative Research Network (CRN) and extended periods acting as a head of school. In terms of broader service roles, he has recently served as a Chief Examiner with the New South Wales Board of Studies and as a member of the Community Relations Commission, New South Wales.

 

Research Interests

  • The ecology of crime, especially rural Crime
  • Social control, with a focus on public health regulations
  • The social construction and governance of sexual deviance, with a focus on sex work
  • Masculinity and violence
  • The supply and regulation of drugs
This information has been contributed by Professor John Scott.

Teaching

Professor Scott has taught in a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Deviance
  • Theories of Crime
  • Social control
  • Prisons and punishment
  • Policing

He currently teaches:

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Experience

Scott has significant experience in administering category one grants, Including as a Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants, an ARC Linkage, a Rural Industries Development Corporation Grant and two National Drug law Enforcement Fund Grants. Scott has also conducted numerous consultancies for government and non-government groups and organisations, including the Federal Attorney General’s Department and various local government bodies. He was a theme leader in UNE’s Collaborative Research Network, which was partnered with four other universities. Grants and consultancies inlude:

  • John Scott, Mark Lynch, Judy Putt, Elaine Barclay, Ralph Weisheit (2013-2014) ‘Quantitative analysis of the qualitative data component of the ‘Natural History of Amphetamine Type Stimulant (ATS) Users Study’. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, $44,000.
  • Victor Minichiello, Steve Campbell, John Frasier, Rafat Hussain, John Scott, Myfanwy Maple, Don Hine; Gail Hawkes, Debra Dunstan, Elaine Barclay, Pierre Moens; Jim McFarlane. (2011-2014) ‘Collaborative Research Network for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Rural Regions’, Australian Federal Government,  $7 million ($4.8 million, UNE).
  • Simon Lenton, Monica Barrett, John Scott. (2013-2014) ‘The Social Supply of Cannabis Among Young People in Australia’ National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, $225,237.
  • Victor Minichiello, John Scott (2011-2014) Masculinity and Commercial Sex: Learning About Men’s Sexualities in the Male Sex Work Encounter, Australian Research Council (Discovery), $377,000.
  • John Scott;, Ron Reavell (2009) Social Plans (Armidale, Guyra, Uralla, Walcha LGAs), New England Strategic Alliance of Councils, $48,000.
  • John Scott, Ron Reavell (2009-2010) Social Plan, Moree Plains Shire Council, $18,000.
  • Margaret Sims, John Scott, Elaine Barclay. (2011-2014) Evaluation of Indigenous Justice Programs, Attorney General’s Department, $369,600.
  • Don Hine, John Scott (2008-2011) Combining Community Based Social Marketing and Technological Innovation to Combat Wood-Smoke Pollution in Regional Australia, Australian Research Council (Linkage), $148,725.
  • Kerry Carrington, Russell Hogg, John Scott (2008-2010) Safeguarding Rural Australia:  Addressing  Violence and Masculinity in Rural Settings, Australian Research Council (Discovery), $277,000.
  • Amanda Davies, K. Carrington, R. Stayner, T. Sorensen, F. Rolley, J. Scott (2007-2009) What Makes a Resilient Rural Community? Rural Industries Development and Research Corporation, $300,000.
  • John Scott, Ron Reavell. (2007-2009) Evaluation of Youth of the Streets (Walgett), Department of Families, Housing, Services and Indigenous Affairs, $36,000.
  • Kerry Carrington, John Scott, Ron Reavell. (2006) Tamworth Regional Council Social Plan. Tamworth Regional Council, $43,000.
  • John Scott, Ron Reavell. (2003-2004) Social Impact Statement, Freedom Pastoral Care, $5,000.

Scott’s research is cited frequently by peers and has featured in national and international media. In terms of social impacts, during the last decade, his research has appeared in most Australian newspapers. He hs also written for The Conversation and Arena Magazine and research has also featured in international newspapers, including The Scotsman and Washington Post.

This information has been contributed by Professor John Scott.

Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Carrick National Citation Award for outstanding contribution to student learning
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
British Arts and Humanities Research Council, Research Centre in Gender Sexuality and Law
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2006
Details
UNE, Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Sole recipient in Individual Category