HELLO. I’m professor of criminology and criminal justice at Georgia State University (GSU), associate director of its Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS), founder of CrimRxiv, and CEO at Utilitarian Learning & Science (ULS). You’ve reached my personal publishing website, scottjacques.us. I use it to share my CV, annual reports,1 and work-products. MISSION. I’m here to advance the quality and quantity of no-cost educational materials and open-access (OA) scientific outputs. As a criminologist, I mitigate crime and improve control,2 especially in the digital world. PHILOSOPHY. I approach my mission as a utilitarian scientist: my moral duty is to improve the world for the greatest good by identifying and solving problems of the empirical world. This philosophy is evident in my neologisms, “open criminology” and “proterrence.” SUCCESS? I consider myself successful to the extent I generate real-world utility3 for everyone—a “return-on-investment” (ROI)—with processes that are evidence-based and falsifiable. For every dollar I’m given, I want to save or generate at least two dollars. Before the next decade, I want to achieve a 10x ROI.4 STRATEGY. I use theory, data, and analytic tools to iteratively invent, implement, and assess falsifiable solutions to concrete problems. I publish everything-possible OA because it’s good for science, social justice, and thus ROI. WORK. My professional duties are “research,” “teaching,” and “service.” I perform them as a public servant and private entrepreneur at GSU, EBCS, CrimRxiv,5 and ULS.6 If you would like to get in touch with me as a (potential) student, colleague, client, or in any capacity, my contact information is below.
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Note: Three papers on my CV are not listed above because I am unsure which files are their preprints and postprints: “Crime in Motion” (in On Retaliation); “Consequences of Expected and Observed Victim Resistance for Offender Violence During Robbery Events” (in The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency); and, “25 Years of Crime and Social Control” (in Criminology Theory).