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Michael Scott

Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

Michael Scott is a clinical professor at Arizona State University’s School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and the director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, a research center that produces and disseminates information about how police can effectively and fairly address specific public-safety problems. Scott was formerly a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School; chief of police in Lauderhill, Florida; special assistant to the chief of the St. Louis, Missouri, Metropolitan Police Department; director of administration of the Fort Pierce, Florida, Police Department; a senior researcher at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C.; legal assistant to the police commissioner of the New York City Police Department; and a police officer in the Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department. In 1996, he received PERF's Gary P. Hayes Award for innovation and leadership in policing. 

Education

J.D. Harvard Law School (1987)

B.A. University of Wisconsin–Madison (1980)

Research Interests

Policing

Publications
  • Michael S. Scott. Identifying and Defining Policing Problems. (2015).
  • . . Review of: Applied Police Research: Challenges and Opportunities (2015).
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 315Police Organization and Mgmt
CRJ 583Fieldwork
CRJ 592Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 512Seminar in Policing
CRJ 583Fieldwork
CRJ 592Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 315Police Organization and Mgmt
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
CRJ 583Fieldwork
CRJ 592Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 494Special Topics
CPP 494Special Topics
CRJ 583Fieldwork
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 315Police Organization and Mgmt
CRJ 499Individualized Instruction
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 512Seminar in Policing
Service
  • Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Director (2003 - 2015)
Expertise Areas