Priscillia Hunt is an economist at the RAND Corporation, professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany). Her research interests focus on the economics of crime, including criminal behavior, operations of the criminal justice system, and criminal justice policy. She is currently studying the cost-effectiveness of pre-trial diversion and deferred prosecution programs in Milwaukee County (Wisconsin), Cook County (Illinois), and Chittenden County (Vermont). Dr. Hunt is also evaluating the impact of prison overcrowding on the prescription drug purchases of prison authorities; the impact of Colorado and Washington recreational marijuana laws on the affordability and the use of marijuana; and the role of technology in time use of police officers, judges, jail officers, and probation and parole officers. 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