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Scott Phillips


Scott Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. He is currently engaged in two lines of scholarship – one empirical, one theoretical.  His empirical research focuses on the administration of capital punishment, and contributes to enduring questions about whether the death penalty is constitutional and just.  His theoretical research focuses on Donald Black’s new and innovative ideas regarding conflict, and contributes to our understanding of how people handle grievances with one another.  His research has been published in several journals, including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Law and Society Review, Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.  He teaches several courses including Capital Punishment, Wrongful Conviction, and Statistics.  Scott Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. He is currently engaged in two lines of scholarship – one empirical, one theoretical.  His empirical research focuses on the administration of capital punishment, and contributes to enduring questions about whether the death penalty is constitutional and just.  His theoretical research focuses on Donald Black’s new and innovative ideas regarding conflict, and contributes to our understanding of how people handle grievances with one another.  His research has been published in several journals, including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Law and Society Review, Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.  He teaches several courses including Capital Punishment, Wrongful Conviction, and Statistics.