Laura Hickman is an adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Portland State University. Hickman's research focuses on evaluating and improving criminal justice policy and practice. Her work covers capital punishment, domestic violence, corrections, children's exposure to violence, and immigration. Her recent work includes co-directing the National Evaluation of Safe Start Promising Approaches, a 15-site experimental evaluation of the effects of promising interventions designed to reduce the harms of children's exposure to violence. Hickman earned her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland.
L. J. Hickman & M. J. Suttorp, "Are Deportable Aliens a Unique Threat to Public Safety? Comparing the Recidivism of Deportable and Nondeportable Aliens," Criminology & Public Policy, 7(1):59-82, 2008
Laura J. Hickman and Lois M. Davis, Formalizing Collaboration: Establishing Domestic Violence Memorandums of Understanding Between Military Installations and Civilian Communities, RAND Corporation (IP-254-1), 2005
Laura J. Hickman et al., Approaches to Making Military-Civilian Domestic Violence Collaborations Work: Lessons Learned from Two Case Studies, RAND Corporation (IP-254.1-1), 2003
Laura J. Hickman and Sally S. Simpson, "Fair Treatment or Preferred Outcome? The Impact of Police Behavior on Victim Reports of Domestic Violence Incidents," Law and Society Review, 37(3), 2003
Barbara Raymond et al., Police Personnel Challenges After September 11: Anticipating Expanded Duties and a Changing Labor Pool, RAND Corporation (OP-154), 2002
L. J. Hickman et al., "Dating Violence Among Adolescents: Prevalence, Gender Distribution, and Prevention Program Effectiveness," Trauma
L. J. Hickman & M. J. Suttorp, "The recidivism patterns of previously deported aliens released from local jails: Are they high risk offenders?" Crime & Delinquency