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Hannah Scott

Hannah Scott
PhD

Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 512
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 2653

hannah.scott@uoit.ca
Out of Homelessness-Singles at Risk Project


Background

Dr. Hannah Scott is a founding faculty member of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She received her undergraduate degrees (Psychology and Sociology) from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a Master of Sociology degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario and PhD in Sociology from University of Alberta. Prior to arriving at the university as an Associate Professor, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis. She was the Founding Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Survey Research (CESR), and Founding Vice-President and, later, President of the UOIT Faculty Association. Her current projects are in the areas of workplace bullying, homelessness, drug courts, and serial and mass homicide.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Sociology McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Master's degree in Sociology University of Guelph in Ontario
  • PhD in Sociology University of Alberta

Courses taught

Graduate-level:

Currently:

  • graduate seminar in Special Topics in Criminology—Victimology
  • supervision of graduate thesis
  • supervision of graduate paper

Previously:

  • graduate seminar in Criminological Theory
  • graduate seminar in Victimology

Undergraduate-level:

Currently:

  • Victimology
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serial and Mass Homicide

Previously:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
  • Undergraduate Thesis
  • Integrated Project in Criminology
  • Issues in Organized Crime
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Deviance
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminological Theory

Research and expertise

  • homelessness
  • victimology, victims of crime vulnerable populations
  • homicide studies
  • serial and mass murder
  • gender differences in criminal behaviour
  • evaluation research
  • Canadian drug courts and other diversion program evaluation

Region of Durham. Singles At Risk: Pathways In and Out of Homelessness.  Scott, H. (Principal Investigator), with Collaborators Bryant, T. and Aquanno, S.

  • 2016, $4,995

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Government of Ontario. A mixed methods study of the sexual victimization and reporting experiences of students, faculty, and staff at a diverse, commuter university and college in Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Frederick, T. Principal Investigator, with Co-applicants Ammar, N., Marques, O. O’Connor, C., & Scott, H. (in alphabetical order).

  • 2016, $15,048

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Government of Ontario. Frederick, T. Principal Investigator, with Co-Applicants Ammar, N., Marques, O. O’Connor, C., & Scott, H. (in alphabetical order). A collaboration with the Durham Police Service to study how post-secondary institutions and police services collaborate on issues of sexual violence across Ontario with the aim of identifying best practices.

  • 2016, $25,115.92

Ministry of the Environment, Kirkwood, A (Principal Investigator) Non-agricultural sources of Nutrients in the Lake Simcoe Watershed. Scott, H. (Collaborator).

  • 2015-2019, $80,000

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Knowledge Synthesis Grant. Scott, H. (Principal Investigator) & Kotlyar, I. A Review of Skillshed Analysis Practices and Outcomes. Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Skills Development for Future Needs of the Canadian Labour Market competition.

  • 2013, $23,560

Oxford University Press, Canada. Scott, H. Innovation grant for development of the Virtual Teaching Assistant digital film series. Scott, H. (Principal Investigator

  •  2012, $5,000

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC Internal Grant Competition, UOIT. Scott, H. (Principal Investigator). “Durham Area Survey Pilot Study.”

  •  2011, $2,000

Wiley, Canada. Innovation grant for development of the Virtual Teaching Assistant digital film series. Scott, H. (Principal Investigator)

  • 2010, $5,000

University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Technology Innovation Fund. “The Virtual Teaching Assistant: Introduction to SPSS 15.0” Scott, H. (Principal Investigator)

  • 2009, $3,009

Start-up Grant, Provost’s Office, UOIT. “Centre for Evaluation and Survey Research (CESR).” Scott, H. (Principal Investigator)

  •  2009, $125,000

OPIC IPM Group of Ontario Universities: “The Virtual Teaching Assistant: Film Series Demonstrating Operations of the Statistical Package from the Social Sciences (SPSS) 15.0” Scott, H. (Principal Investigator)

  •  2007, $10,665

DACH/UOIT Homelessness Project. National Homelessness Initiative, Government of Canada, Region of Durham. Scott H. (Co-Principal Investigator) & Alvi, S. Understanding Homelessness in Durham Region.” 

  • 2006, $84,074

National Institute of Justice (US) – SACSI Project. Five Cities Project: Strategic Approaches for Community Safety (SACSI).” Janikowski, R., Phyllis Betts, P., Scott, H. (co-Principal Investigator), Klesges, L. & Henning, K.

  •  1999, $249,964

National Institute of Justice (US) – Women’s Experience with Violence (WEV):  Women’s Experience with Violence: A Collaborative Research Initiative for the Center for Research on Women and the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center Janikowski, R., Phyllis Betts, P., Klesges, L. & Henning, K. & Scott, H. (co-Principal Investigator).

Involvement

  • Selected publications

    Dr. Scott has authored numerous articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries and the following books:

    • Victimology: Canadians in Context (2010, Oxford University Press).
    • The Female Serial Murderer: A Well-Kept Secret of the Gentler Sex (2005, Mellen Press).

    She also has held several license agreements as author of the file series The virtual Teaching Assistant:

    Film series and license agreements

    Scott, H. (2012, Initial License). The Virtual Teaching Assistant: The Statistical Package from the Social Sciences (SPSS) 19.0. Toronto, ON.: Oxford University Press. License granted December 9, 2011.

    Scott, H. (2010, Second License). The Virtual Teaching Assistant: The Statistical Package from the Social Sciences (SPSS) 16.0.  Toronto, ON: Wiley UK. Co. License granted October 9, 2009.

    Scott, H. (2009, Initial License). The Virtual Teaching Assistant: The Social Sciences (SPSS) 16.0.  Toronto, ON: Wiley Canada Co. and UOIT Free library resource online, Oshawa, Ontario, UOIT. License granted November 3, 2008.

    Recent publications:

    Ammar, N., Frederick, T., Marques, O. O’Connor, C., & Scott, H. (May, 2016) Responding to sexual violence at Ontario’s post-secondary schools: Recommendations and best practices. Report submitted to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Government of Ontario.

    Ammar, N., Couture-Carron, A. Frederick, T., Marques, O. O’Connor, C., & Scott, H., & San-Antonio, J. (May, 2016). A mixed-methods study of sexual victimization of students, faculty, and staff at a diverse, commuter university in Ontario. Report submitted to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Government of Ontario.

    Verhaaff, A. & Scott H. (2015). Individual Factors Predicting Mental Health Court Diversion Outcome. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(2), 213-228.

    Scott, H. & Fleming, K. (2014). The female family annihilator: An exploratory study. Homicide Studies (Special Edition on Mass Murder), 18, 59-82.

    Scott, H. (2015). Chapter 5: Victims of Crime.  In N. Boyd’s Understanding Criminology in Canada. Toronto, ON.:  Emond Montgomery Publications.

    Scott, H. & Kotlyar, I.  (2014). A Review of Skillshed Analysis Practices and Outcomes. Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Skills Development for Future Needs of the Canadian Labour Market competition. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (file # 412-2013-2006).

    Verhaaff, A. & Scott H. (2014). Individual Factors Predicting Mental Health Court Diversion Outcome. Research on Social Work Practice.

    Scott, H. & Fleming, K. (2014). The female family annihilator: An exploratory study. Homicide Studies (Special Edition on Mass Murder), 18, 59-82.  

    Alvi, A, Scott H and Stanyon, W (2010). “We’re Locking The Door”: Family Histories in a Sample of Homeless Youth.  The Qualitative Report, 15(5), 1209-1226.

  • Presentations

    Scott, H. & Kotlyar, I. (2014). A review of skillshed analysis: Practices and outcomes. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Skills development for future needs of the Canadian labour market, Workshop 2 of 2. February 11 to 12, Ottawa, ON.

    Scott, H. (2013). Victims and Victimology. Presentation given at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Durham. Brooklin, Ontario. March 24.

    Scott, H. & Fleming, K. (2012). The Female Family Annihilator: Restructuring Traditional Typologies. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, November 14 to 17, Chicago, Illinois.

    Fleming, K, & Scott H. (2012) Patterns of mass murder among biological mothers who commit child filicide. Presentation given at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting – Theme: Sustainable Justice. March 13 to 17, New York, NY, USA.

    Scott, H. (2011). The social construction of serial homicide: The role of race and place and identifying “baby farmers.” Presentation given at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting – Theme: Strengthening American/Canadian Justice Connections. March 1 to 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

    Scott, H. & Tuuha, S. (2011) Model III: The Centre for Evaluation and Survey Research (CESR), presented in session Research and the community: Models for working in and with communities at the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards. Monday, November 21. Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Marriott Gateway Hotel.

    Van Nuland & Scott, H. (2010) Evaluating Civil Liberties Literacy and Attitudes towards Civil Liberties of Teacher Candidates. Paper presented at theAmerican Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, November 17 to 20, San Francisco, California

    Van Nuland, S., Sydor, S., & Scott, H. (2010). A new literacy needed: Civil liberties. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, Calgary, Alberta, April 25. 

    Scott, H. (2009) Exploring the new “Baby Farmer”: Changing trends in the serial homicide of children. Presentation presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA. November 4 to 7.

    Stanyon, W., Whitehouse, M., Lillie, P., (March 22, 2013). Using Simulation to Engage Police in Learning about Mental Illness. Advancing Recovery in Mental Health: Research Across the Continuum. Second Annual Research Day, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, Ontario.

    Couture-Carron, A., Fredericks, T., & Scott, H. (2017). A re-introduction of chilly climate into the conversation on sexual violence and rape culture on campus. Paper to be presented at the Canadian Sociological Associations Annual Meetings, Congress, May 29 to June 1.

    Scott, H. & Middleton, M. (2016). Can participation in Drug Treatment Courts reduce emergency department use? An evaluation. Presentation to be given at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, Nov. 16 to 19, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    MacKay, S.E., Scott, H. and Kirkwood, A.E. (2016) Resident Attitudes, Perceptions and Practices Regarding Fertilizer Use in the Lake Simcoe Watershed. Oral Presentation at the International Association on Great Lakes Research Annual Conference, University of Guelph, June 6 to 10. Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    Scott, H. (2015) In Search of a More Positive Victimology. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C. November 18 to 21.

    Hinch, R., & Guminny, B., Scott, H., (2015). Canadian Serial Murderers: A descriptive analysis. Paper presented at the European Society of Criminology Annual Meetings. Porto, Portugal, September 2 to 5.

    Scott, H. (2015). What research on victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) can tell us about the Westray mining tragedy? Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Meetings, University of Ottawa, June 1 to 5. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

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