Matthew J. Hickman, PhD

PhD, Criminal Justice

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Chair, Criminal Justice Department

Phone: 206.296.2484

Building/Room: Casey 330-08

Matthew Hickman CV

Teaching and Research Interests


Ph.D. 2005, Temple University; Criminal Justice
MA. 1997, Washington State University; Criminal Justice
BA. 1996, The George Washington University; Criminal Justice

Courses Taught

• Crime Mapping
• Ethics & Decision-making
• Statistics
• Research Methods
• Criminology
• Forensic Science

Research Interests

• Issues in law enforcement (ethics, stress, police behavior)
• Quantitative methods (statistics and research methodology)
• Role of forensic evidence in the administration of justice

Select Publications

Rice, Stephen, Matthew Hickman, and Patrick Reynolds. 2011. "A Preliminary Assessment of Small World Scholarship Networks in Criminology and Criminal Justice." Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 22(1):67-83.

Strom, Kevin and Matthew Hickman. 2010. "Unanalyzed Evidence in Law Enforcement Agencies: A National Examination of Forensic Processing in Police Departments." Criminology & Public Policy, 9(2):381-404.

Hickman, Matthew and Stephen Rice. 2010. "Digital Analysis of Crime Statistics: Does Crime Conform to Benford's Law?" Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 26(3):333-349.

Hickman, Matthew and Alex Piquero. 2009. "Organizational, Administrative, and Environmental Correlates of Complaints about Police Use of Force." Crime & Delinquency, 55(1):3-27.

Hickman, Matthew, Joel Garner, and Alex Piquero. 2008. "Toward a National Estimate of Police Use of Nonlethal Force." Criminology & Public Policy, 7(4):563-604.