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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Charles L. Scott, M.D.

Dr. Scott

Chief, Division of Psychiatry and the Law
Director, Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2248 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office phone:  (916) 734-0870

Dr. Scott is the chief of the Division of Psychiatry and the Law and the forensic psychiatry training director. He is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry.  He has served as a forensic psychiatric consultant to jails, prisons, and maximum security forensic inpatient units.  He has also served as a consultant to the National Football League (NFL) providing training on violence risk assessment for NFL counselors.  Dr. Scott has published articles and book chapters in the area of risk assessment of violence and aggression.  His research interests include the relationship of substance use to aggression among mentally disordered offenders.  He was first editor of The Handbook of Correctional Mental Health from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. and guest editor for the September 2006 edition of the Psychiatric Clinics of North America devoted specifically to forensic psychiatry.  He has also authored book chapters on juvenile violence, mental health law, and co-authored chapters on child psychiatry and the assessment of dangerousness.  Dr. Scott is a member of the California Judicial Action Committee and is a counselor in the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  He lectures nationally on the topics of violence risk assessment, juvenile violence, substance use and violence, the assessment of sex offenders, correctional psychiatry, and malpractice issues in mental health.  His academic subspecialty is child forensic psychiatry. 


M.D., Emory University School of Medicine