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Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute


Immigration is a complex and diverse issue with many opinions, sometimes controversial and emotional.  CJPRI researcher and faculty member Dr. Laura Hickman has helped to develop informed insight on this understudied area of criminology and public policy. 


Learn about the research challenges that are posed by issues surrounding immigration and crime.  Link to Dr. Laura Hickman's research video - Immigration and Crime.


Hickman, L.J., & Suttorp, M.J. (2008). Are deportable aliens a unique threat to public safety? Comparing the recidivism of deportable and nondeportable aliens. Criminology & Public Policy, 7(1), 59-82. 
Hickman, L. J., Suttorp, M., Wong, J., & Riley, K. J. “Deportable Aliens in the Los Angeles County Jail: A Comparison of 1990, 1995, and 2002 Release Cohorts.” IP-1911-LASD. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, September 2005.
Raymond, B., Hickman, L. J., Williams, E., & Riley, K. J. “Identifying Deportable Aliens in the Los Angeles County Jail: Implementing the HI-CAAP Federal-Local Partnership.” WP-193-LAC. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, October 2004.



Brian Renauer, Ph.D 
CJPRI Director 


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