Jessica Huff is a Senior Researcher in the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University and an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research interests revolve around policing, program evaluation, race/ethnicity, and neighborhoods. She is currently working on a violence reduction strategy, Place Network Investigations, being implemented in seven police agencies across the US. She previously managed a BJA funded randomized-controlled trial of body-worn cameras in the Phoenix Police Department. She has collaborated on several additional research projects with police agencies in Arizona and Northern Nevada, including the CDC National Violent Death Reporting System in Arizona and a BJA SPI grant examining police intervention in prescription drug abuse in Reno, Nevada. Her work has been published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, and Police Quarterly.
Ph.D. Criminology & Criminal Justice - Arizona State University (2020)
M.A. Criminal Justice - University of Nevada, Reno (2015)
B.A. Criminal Justice - University of Nevada, Reno (2013)
Policing; Program Evaluation; Race and Ethnicity; Neighborhoods
Huff, J., White, M. D., & Padilla, K. E. (In-press). The influence of defendant race/ethnicity and police body-worn cameras on misdemeanor traffic case processing. Race & Justice.
Hibdon, J., Telep, C. W., & Huff, J. (In-press). Going beyond the blue: The utility of emergency medical services data in understanding violent crime. Criminal Justice Review. doi: 10.1177/0734016821999700
Huff, J., Katz, C. M., & Hedberg, E. C. (In-press). A randomized controlled trial of the impact of body-worn camera activation on the outcomes of individual incidents. Journal of Experimental Criminology. doi: 10.1007/s11292-020-09448-5
Huff, J., Katz, C. M., Webb, V. J., & Hedberg, E. C. (2020). Attitudinal changes toward body-worn cameras: Perceptions of cameras, organizational justice, and procedural justice among volunteer and mandated officers. Police Quarterly, 23(4), 547–588. doi: 10.1177/1098611120928306.
Huff, J., Wallace, D., Riggs, C., Katz, C. M., & Choate, D. (2019). Examining the association between massage parlors and neighborhood crime. Crime & Delinquency, 65(11), 1537-1569. doi: 10.1177/0011128718787154
Helderop, E., Huff, J., Morstatter, F., Grubesic, A., & Wallace, D. (2019). Hidden in plain sight: A machine learning approach for detecting prostitution activity in Phoenix, Arizona. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 12(4), 941–963. doi 10.1007/s12061-018-9279-1
Huff, J., Alvarez, M. J., & Miller, M. K. (2019). Mock juror perceptions of police shootings: The effects of victim race and shooting justifiability. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 14(2), 87-101. Link
Huff, J., White, M. D., & Decker, S. (2018). Organizational correlates of police deviance: A statewide analysis of misconduct charges in Arizona, 2000-2011. Policing: An International Journal, 41(4), 465-481. doi: 10.1108/PIJPSM-08-2017-0092
Huff, J., Katz, C. M. & Webb, V. J. (2018). Understanding police officer resistance to body-worn cameras. Policing: An International Journal, 41(4), 482-495. doi: 10.1108/PIJPSM-03-2018-0038
Todak, N., Huff, J., & James, L. (2018). Investigating perceptions of race and ethnic diversity among prospective police officers. Police Practice and Research, 19(5), 490-504. doi: 10.1080/15614263.2018.1428097