Priscillia Hunt is an economist, Pardee RAND Graduate School Professor, and Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Her research interests focus on the economics of crime, including criminal behavior, operations of the criminal justice system, and criminal justice policy. Dr. Hunt has a number of studies on the costs of crime to taxpayers, the impact of ‘predictive policing' strategies on crime, ways to improve monitoring the use-of-force by police and correctional officers, and the impact of laws on illicit drug market operations. She is currently investigating: the cost-effectiveness of pre-trial diversion and deferred prosecution programs, the impact of prison overcrowding and aging on medication purchases by prison authorities (for communicable diseases, mental health illness, nervous system conditions, acute & chronic pain, and chronic conditions such as diabetes); the short-run impact of Colorado and Washington recreational marijuana laws on the use of marijuana; and time use of police officers, judges/clerks, probation officers, and criminal justice agency staff. Hunt received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Warwick.
Miles, J. and P. Hunt, "A Practical Introduction to Methods for Analyzing Longitudinal Data in the Presence of Missing Data Using a Marijuana Price Survey," Journal of Criminal Psychology, 5(2), 2015
Hunt, P. and J. Miles, "An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulations in Criminal Psychology: Applications in Evaluating Biased Estimators for Recidivism," Journal of Criminal Psychology, 5(2), 2015
Hunt, P. and J. Miles, "The Impact of Legalizing and Regulating Weed: Issues with Study Design and Emerging Findings in the USA," Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, :1-26, 2015
Hunter, S., A. Ober, S. Paddock, P. Hunt, and D. Levan, "Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Addiction Treatment Settings: Design and Intervention Protocol of a Group Randomized Pilot Study," Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 9(4), 2014
Pacula, R.L., A. Boustead, and P. Hunt, "Words Can Be Deceiving: A Review of Variation Among Legally Effective Medical Marijuana Laws in the United States," Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, 7(1), 2014
P. Hunt, "From the bottom to the top: A more complete picture of the immigrant-native wage gap in Britain," IZA Journal of Migration, 1(9), 2012