Home   >   Advanced Search  

Personal Information

California School of Forensic Studies

Forensic Psychology

Fresno Campus


Adjunct Faculty

Alliant International University Fresno
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno CA 93727


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Juvenile Delinquency

Institutional Corrections

Criminal Personalities


Criminological Theory

Patterns in Homicide

Serial & Mass Murder

Research Methods

Sex Crimes & Paraphilia

Criminal Psychology

Profiling Sexual Predators

Serial killers, sexual paraphilias, criminology, forensic psychology

"Serial Murder," The Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention, Sage Publishers: Thousand Oaks, Spring, 2010.

Sex Crimes and Paraphilia. Editor, Prentice-Hall Publisher, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. (2006). 550 pgs.

Serial Murderers and Their Victims, 5th Edition, Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing Company (ITP), Belmont, California. (2006). 424 pgs.

The Myth of A Psychiatric Crime Wave: Public Perception, Juror Research and Mental Illness. Corey Vitello, co-author. Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina, (2006). 250 pgs.

Personality Characteristics and Behavior of Violent Criminals. A manual developed for California P.O.S.T. Homicide Investigation courses. Sacramento, CA January, 2005. Co-author: Gary Lowe, LCSW.

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime. Editor, Sage Publishers, Thousand Oaks, CA. (2003) 550 pgs.

"Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil" in Violence and Society: A reader, edited by Matthew Silberman, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall Publishers, 2003.

"An Interview With A Serial Murderer" in In Their Own Words: Criminals On Crime, edited by Paul Cromwell, Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishers, 2002.

Controversial Issues in Criminology, Allyn and Bacon Publishers, Boston, MA, Co-editor: Dr. John Fuller. (1999). 256 pgs.
Books and Book Chapters

"Female Serial Murderesses: Constructing Differentiating Typologies," in Elliot Leyton's (ed.) Serial Murder. Ashgate Publishing. Co-authored with Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen Holmes. 1999.

"The Role of Psychology in Juvenile Fire-setting," Bay Area Adjuster's Almanac, Fall 1997.

"Dealing With Juvenile Delinquency: The Re-education of the Delinquent in the People's Republic of China," Co-authors, John D. Hewitt and Robert M. Regoli, pp. 67-81, in Official Responses to Problem Juveniles: Some International Reflections, edited by Jim Hackler, published by the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain, 1991.

"Female Serial Murderesses: Constructing Differentiating Typologies," Contemporary Journal of Criminal Justice, vol.7, No.4, December, 1991. PP. 245-256. Co-authored with Ronald M. Holmes.

"The Etiology of Victimization in Serial Murder: an Historical and Demographic Analysis," in Serial Murder: An Elusive Phenomenon, Steven Egger, New York: Praeger Publishers, 1990.

"Trauma-Control Model in Serial Murder" in Criminology in the 1990s, edited by Conklin, John, New York: Allyn & Bacon Publishers, 1996.

Instructors Manual and Test Bank (345 pg.) for Senna and Siegel's Introduction to Criminal Justice, 5th edition, West Publishing Company, Jan.1990.

"Victimization Prevention: A Review of Missing and Murdered Children" in Helping Crime Victims: A National Survey, Albert R. Roberts editor, Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publishers, 1990.

"The Female Serial Murderer, 1800-1986," Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 2, October, 1986, pp. 72-81.
Works In Progress

The Crib, my first novel.
Other Publications

Peace Officers Standards and Training. "Paraphilia Profiling in Crime Scene Investigations: Signatures, Trophies and Souvenirs". San Francisco, CA. May 22nd-24th, 2007.

Midwestern Regional Network for Intervention With Sex Offenders & The Indiana Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. "Paraphilia Profiling Among Sexual Predators" Indianapolis, Indiana. May 11th, 2007.

Alliant International University. "Psychological Profiling: A New Investigative Tool?" Alliant International University Continuing Education Program, San Francisco, March 09, 2007. (CEU Certified).
Alliant Center for Forensic Studies. "The Role of Profiling in Cases of Violent Sexual Predators." Alliant International University Annual Forensic Research Conference, Fresno, CA. February 02-03.

Federal Probation and Pretrial Services. "Stalking Techniques in Predatorial Crime", Nashville, TN. April 16th-18th, 2007.

International Association of Mental Health Services. "TBA" Montreal, Canada, June 25th -28th, 2007.

Federal Probation and Pretrial Services. "Understanding Paraphilia in Profiling & Managing Sexual Predators", Nashville, TN. April 16th-18th, 2007.

Bexar County Psychological Association. "Assessment, Intervention and Documentation of Dangerousness in Counseling Forensic Populations", San Antonio, Texas, February 24th, 2006.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. "Human Trafficking: The Minds and Behaviors of Sexual Predators." 11th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, September 18th, 2006. (CEU Certified).

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. Chair: "From Dialogue into Action: Where Do We Go From Here in Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children" 11th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, September 19th, 2006. (CEU Certified).

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. "Assessing Dangerousness in Maladaptive Behaviors of At-Risk Youth." Violence in the World of Our Youth, 4th Annual Conference, San Diego, March 20th, 2006. (CEU Certified).

Centre de Recherche en Profilage (CIRPO), (A private organization for criminal and behavioral analysis), Topics: "The Role of Paraphilia in Profiling Sex Crimes" and "Stalking Techniques of Violent Sexual Predators", Paris, France. October 18th-20th, 2006.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. "The Origins of Dangerous Traits in Minors: The MacDonald Triad and Other Conduct Disorders." Violence in the World of Our Youth, 4th Annual Conference, San Diego, March 19th, 2006. (CEU Certified).

Kern County Department of Mental Health. "The Dark Side: the Science of Profiling Criminal Minds and Criminal Behaviors". Bakersfield, CA. March 17th, 2006. (CEU Certified).

United States 9th District Circuit Court Pretrial Services. "Offender Typologies in Cases of Sexual Assault," Hawthorne, CA, August, 2005
Colorado Association of Sex Crimes Investigators. "Psychological Profiling Serial Sexual Predators," Aspen, CO, September 2004.

Federal Bureau of Investigation International Serial Murder Seminar, Topic: "Examining the International Scope of Serial Murder", An International Seminar on Serial Murder, San Antonio, Texas, August-September, 2005.

Tokiwa International Victimology Institute, Topic: Forensic Assessments of Victimization in Cases of Mass and Serial Murder, Tokiwa University, Miwa, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan, December 17th, 2005.

University of Texas at San Antonio. "Profiling and Threat Management of Potentially Dangerous Persons and Situations on Campus", San Antonio, Texas, September, 2005.

Alliant International University. "The Dark Side: the Science of Profiling Criminal Minds and Criminal Behaviors". Fresno, CA. December, 2005; San Luis Obispo, CA, July, 2006. (CEU Certified).
California Law Judges' Institute. "Stalking & Stalkers: Determining Judicial Responses". California Judicial Council. San Diego, CA. August, 2004.

Institut Prive' d'Analyse Criminelle et Comportementale (IPACC), (Private Institute for Criminal and Behavioral Analysis), Topic: "The Role of Paraphilia in Profiling Sex Crimes", Paris, France. June, 2005.

California Juvenile Officers Association. "Profiling Violent Characteristics in Children: Antecedents to Criminal Behavior." Fresno, CA. March, 2004.

California State Crime Lab, Fresno. "Profiling Violent, Paraphilic Predators in Organized & Disorganized Crime Scenes". Fresno, CA. February, 2004.

Institut Prive' d'Analyse Criminelle et Comportementale (IPACC), (Private Institute for Criminal and Behavioral Analysis), Topic: Case Analysis of Violent Sexual Predators, Paris, France. May, 2004.

Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators. Topic: "The Role of Paraphilia in Sex Crimes and Crime Scene Investigation", La Cross, WI., April, 2004.

The 16th Annual Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse Conference. Three seminars: 1. Profiling Violent Criminals; 2. Understanding Sexual Predators and Their Victims; 3. Profiling Stalkers and Their Victims. Austin, Texas. May, 2003.

Pleasant Valley State Prison, Topic: Criminal Manipulation by Prison Inmates: Understanding Sociopaths and Psychopaths, Coalinga, CA, June 27, 2002

Annual Domestic Violence Seminar, Topic: The Psychology of Stalking in Cases of Domestic Violence, Tennessee, March 16, 2001.

Fresno County Probation Dept. Boot Camp, Topic: Profiling Violent Childhood Behaviors, Cruthers, CA, March 22, 2001.
Madera County Victim Services, Topic: Parenting & Discipline, Madera, Jan. 25th, 2001

Computer Crimes Against Children: Predators on the Internet, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, August, 2001.

Louisiana District Attorney's Association. Topic: "Profiling Violent Domestic Crime", Destin, FL, August, 2001

International Profiling Conference: Topic: New Perspectives in Profiling Violent Serial Offenders, sponsored by the Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto, Canada, September, 2001.

Fresno County Child Protective Services, Topic: Domestic Terrorism and Workplace Violence, October 26, 2001.
Madera County Victim Services, Topic: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Madera, CA October 10, 2000

International Security Academy (ISA), Topic: Application of Domestic and Stranger Stalker-Victim Profiles, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2000.
Solicitor General's Office and the Office of Research, Corrections Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Topic: "Etiology of Homicide" 1989.

National Victim's Academy. Topics: Homicide, and Stalking, California State University, Fresno, CA June, 2000.

S.A.R.T. Training (Sexual Assault Response Team). Sponsored by Family Services of Tulare County, Topic: "The Dynamics of Stalking, Paraphilia and Sexual Assault", Visalia, CA Sept. 2000.

National Victim's Academy. Topics: Homicide, Drunk Driving and Workplace Violence, California State University, Fresno, CA June, 1999.

American Prosecutors Research Institute, (Annual Trainer) Topic: Cyberstalking and Sexual Predators, National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1999-2002.

Louisiana District Attorney's Association. Topic: "Protecting Yourself From Internet Crime and Cyberstalking" Baton Rouge, LA, April, 1999

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault Topic: "Cyberstalking: An Emerging Crime", Lafayette, LA, March, 1999.

California Association of Crime Lab Directors. Topic: "The Application of Criminal Psychology in a Forensic Environment", Fresno, CA, Nov. 1999.

California Coalition Against Domestic Abuse. Topic: "Dynamics of Domestic Stalking: Intervention and Prevention Strategies", Sacramento, CA, Sept. 1999.

Yuba City Unified School District. Topic: "Application of Profiles in Identifying and Deterring Potential Violent Offenders in School Settings: Aftermath of Columbine" Yuba City, CA, Aug. 1999.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Topic: "Profiling Juvenile Fire-setters" Santa Rosa, CA, April 1998.

Louisiana District Attorney's Association, "The Impact of Stalking: Victim/Offender Relationships", Lafayette, LA, 1998

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault Topic: "Stalking: Expanding Definitions in Intervention Strategies" Lafayette, LA, Feb. 1998.

Internal Revenue Service Western Region Leadership Conference and Training Seminar. Sponsored by the Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the IRS. Topic: "Workplace Violence" Fresno, CA, Jan 1998.

University of California-Davis, Topic: Reducing Violent Crime Through Environmental Design, Davis, Fall 1997.

Fresno Fire Department Facilitator. Juvenile Fire-setting Program. Fall 1997-1999.

Fresno County Sheriff's Homicide Investigation Division, Fresno, CA, Topic: "Criminal Personalities and Homicide", March, 1996 and Sept. 1996.

Police Officer Standards and Training (POST): To develop an elder abuse training video for law enforcement, 1996.

California Association of Arson Investigators, Fresno, CA, Topic: Juvenile Fire Setters & Serial Crime. 1996.

U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern California District and the Federal Victim-Witness Program, Sacramento, Topic: "Victim's Rights and Restorative Justice". 1994

California State Crime Lab, Region 6. "Profiling Serial Rapists", in Visalia, CA, 1992.

Police Officer Special Training, Carrollton, Georgia, Topic: "The Epidemiology and Etiology of the Serial Murder Phenomenon". 1987.

Academic History and Background

B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, Brigham Young University, 1975

M.A., Sociology - Emphasis in Deviance and Corrections, University of Alberta, 1982

Ph.D., Social Psychology: Major Specialty Area, Crime and Deviance; Minor Specialty Area, Medical Sociology, Brigham Young University, 1990

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

Homicide Research Working Group

Societa Sammarinese di Criminologia, Republic of San Marino

Forensic Mental Health Association of California

Italian Investigative Psychology Association

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Professional Practice and Community Service

Keynote Speaker at the Center for Forensic Studies Annual Research Conference, February 2-3, 2007. Alliant International University, Fresno campus., 2007

Participant in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Serial Murder Core Work Group, developing a 2006 international seminar on serial murder, Virginia, November, 2005., 2006-2005

Guest Speaker: Wadsworth Publishers Criminal Justice Online Event Series. Topic: Development of Maladaptive Behaviors in Childhood: The Variant Pathways of Serial Killers, February 24, 2005., 2005

Guest Speaker: CSU Fresno's School of Social Science faculty and invited members of the community Topic: Emerging Issues in the Research of Violent Crime, April, 2002, 2002

Guest Speaker: Board of Trustees and Chancellors Office, California State University system, Long Beach, CA, Sept 11, 1996. Topic: "The Application of Criminal Psychology in Our Community: Profiling and Tracking the Unabomber"., 1996

Guest Speaker: Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Fresno and San Francisco, 1996. Topic: "Using Criminal Science in Conducting Serial Murder Research"., 1996

McGraw-Hill Publishers

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Homicide Studies (Sage Press)

University of Chicago Press

Western Criminology Review

Journal of Humanity and Society

American Sociological Review

Wadsworth Publishers

Prentice-Hall Publishers

Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers

Dorsey Press

Random House

Brooks-Cole Publishers

Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology

Bio and Links

Dr. Hickey is the Dean of the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University where he oversees the growth and development of the largest forensics studies program in the United States. At Alliant he currently teaches courses in profiling sex offenders and sexual predators as well as a course in criminal psychology at California State University, Fresno, CA. Dr. Hickey has taught many courses in criminal personalities, sex crimes and paraphilia, homicide, and psychopathology in universities and colleges, as well as for jail and prison staff. He supervises theses and dissertations involving forensic and criminal psychology. Dr. Hickey has considerable field experience working with the criminally insane, psychopaths, sex offenders and other habitual criminals. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for the American Prosecutor&aposs Research Institute at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina profiling stalkers and cyber-stalkers.

He publishes books, articles and lectures extensively on the etiology of violence and serial crime. His book, Serial Murderers and Their Victims, 2010, 5th ed., (Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers), is used as a teaching tool in universities and by law enforcement in studying the nature of violence, criminal personalities and victim-offender relationships. Another of his books, The Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime, (Sage Publishers), explores the phenomenon of murder and violence through the eyes of some of the world's most noted experts. In 2006 he published Sex Crimes and Paraphilia (Prentice-Hall Publishers), a comprehensive examination of sexual perversions, sex offending and sexual predators. His latest coauthored book, The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave, (Carolina Academic Press) examines the misperceptions and reality of the mentally ill and mentally disordered as criminals. His current research focuses upon the development of his theory of relational paraphilic attachment (RPA). He is also writing his first novel, The Crib, a disturbing journey into the minds of psychotics, psychopaths and the criminally insane. His expertise is regularly sought by the media including appearances on CNN, History Channel, NPR, Larry King Live, 20/20, A&E Biography, Good Morning America, CBC, True TV, Discovery and TLC.

He consults with private agencies and testifies as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases. He is a court qualified expert in paraphilia including pedophilia, child molestation, fetishes; stalking; adult rape and sexual assault; violent criminal behavior including robbery, burglary and homicide (solo and serial).A former consultant to the FBI&aposs UNABOM Task Force, Dr. Hickey currently assists local, state, and federal law enforcement in training and investigations. This includes assisting Peace Officer Service Training (POST) in developing course material and job aids for investigators. He also conducts seminars for agencies involving the profiling and investigating of sex crimes, arson, robbery, homicide, stalking, workplace violence and terrorism as well as workshops for mental health practitioners. Internationally recognized for his research on multiple homicide offenders, Dr. Hickey has conducted seminars in countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America. He has also trained VIP protection specialists in Israel in profiling stalkers. His research involving hundreds of victims of stalking examines the psychology and classification of stalkers, victim-offender relationships, intervention, and threat assessment.