Robert H. Scott served in several legal and judicial posts in Los Angeles County including Deputy Public Defender, Municipal
Court Judge, Justice of the Peace, and Superior Court Judge. The collection consists of copies of published articles authored
by Scott and others largely focusing on the prevention and punishment of juvenile delinquency as well as two clippings scrapbooks.
Robert Harrison Scott was born in Northern Michigan to Alfred James and Annis Brown Scott. In 1903, he moved to Los Angeles
with his family, later graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1909. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley
graduating in 1915. That same year he was accepted to the California Bar Association and practiced law until enlisting as
a lieutenant in the United States Army. After returning from the First World War, he was appointed Deputy Public Defender
of Los Angeles County. Scott was then elected as Justice of the peace in 1922, and went on to become a Municipal Court judge
two years later. In 1926, Scott was elected to the position of Superior Court Judge, where he split his time between criminal
and juvenile court. During this time, he began to devote much of his time and scholarship to the improvement of prevention
and discipline of juvenile delinquency.
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