Eric Hickey, Ph.D.
Office: Science II, Area C, Room 149
Phone: (559) 278-2803
Fax: (559) 278-7265
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Currently teaching criminal psychology at California State University, Fresno, Dr. Hickey has considerable field experience working with the criminally insane, psychopaths, sex offenders and other habitual criminals. As an adjunct professor at Alliant University (California School of Professional Psychology), Dr. Hickey teaches courses and supervises dissertations in criminal personalities, sex crimes, homicide and psychopathology. He has served as an adjunct instructor for the American Prosecutor's Research Institute at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia , South Carolina profiling cyber-stalkers, criminal personalities and sexual predators.
He publishes books, articles and lectures extensively on the etiology of violence and serial crime. His book, Serial Murderers and Their Victims, 4th ed. (2005), 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 (2003) Sage Publishers, explores the phenomenon of murder and violence through the eyes of some of the world's most noted experts. His next book project, with Prentice-Hall Publishers, is Sex Crimes and Paraphilia (2005), an examination of sexual deviants and sexual predators. He is currently writing his first novel, In Sane , a disturbing journey into the minds of psychotics, psychopaths and the criminally insane. Dr. Hickey is co-founder of Gambaru Productions and is developing a new television series, Predators.
His expertise is regularly sought by the media including appearances on CNN, Catherine Crier Report, NPR, Larry King Live, 20/20, A&E Biography, Good Morning America, Court TV, Discovery and TLC. He consults with private agencies and testifies as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases. A former consultant to the FBI's UNABOM Task Force, Dr. Hickey currently assists local, state, and federal law enforcement in training and investigations. He conducts seminars for agencies involving the profiling and investigating of sex crimes, arson, robbery, homicide, stalking, workplace violence and terrorism. Internationally recognized for his research on multiple homicide offenders, Dr. Hickey has conducted seminars in Canada , France , and England . He has also trained VIP protection specialists in Israel in profiling stalkers and is currently a consultant with Picore & Associates, a threat management and counter-terrorism agency. His research involving hundreds of victims of stalking examines the psychology and classification of stalkers, victim-offender relationships, intervention, and threat assessment.
- Crim 153 Psychology of Crime
- Crim 265 Sex Crimes
- Crim 270T Patterns in Homicide