Scott Clark, PhD
Scott Clark joined the Ryerson faculty after a thirty year career combining government positions, consulting and university teaching. His main research interests are in the related areas of Indigenous governance and justice. He has focused on community-based alternatives to the mainstream justice system, and the intersection of Indigenous approaches and Euro-Canadian models. To this end he has worked on projects across Canada and, in the last several years, has concentrated on the North. His current research is on the administration of justice, policing, and community-based alternatives in Nunavut. He has recently started research on the sentencing of Indigenous offenders, Toronto’s Aboriginal Persons Court (Gladue Court), and the new Aboriginal Youth Court. Scott has held several government positions, including Manager and Principal Researcher of the Criminal Law and Young Offenders Research Unit, Justice Canada; A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Nunavut Department of Justice; and Assistant Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Nunavut. As a consultant, Scott has conducted research on behalf of governments, Indigenous organizations and communities, and commissions of inquiry. He has been Adjunct Research Professor and part-time teacher of graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Law and the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Carleton University. He has also taught on a part-time basis in the College of the Humanities at Carleton and the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Scott received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.
Scott Clark, 2011. “The Nunavut Court of Justice: An Example of Challenges and Alternatives for Communities and the Administration of Justice” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 53(3) (July, 2011).
Scott Clark and Tammy Landau.” Aboriginal Justice Policy in Canada” in Karim Ismaili, Jane Sprott, and Kimberly Varma (eds.). Canadian Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader. Toronto: Oxford University Press.