Publications & Team

Current Research

Mike formally retired from ICPR in September 2016, but continues to have close links to the institute as a Visiting Professor in the School of Law. Procedural justice theory remains a strong research interest, and he is also involved in ICPR's evaluation of the College of Policing's What Works Centre for Reducing Crime. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Self-report Delinquency Study, and is the Principal Investigator for the UK part of this project.

Background and Expertise

Mike Hough started his research career in the Home Office, and was a member of the team that started the British Crime Survey. Leaving in 1994, he set up an academic policy research centre. This was originally based at London South Bank University; it moved to King's College London in 2003, and to Birkbeck, University of London, in 2010.

Mike Hough's current research interests include: procedural justice theory and public trust in justice; public perceptions of crime and justice; policing and police legitimacy; sentencing and sentencing guidelines; offender rehabilitation and desistance (and its evaluation).


Policing cannabis as a Class C drug

  • Author(s) May, T. and Hough M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • Publisher/PublicationPolice Professional, 69:28-31

Drugs and Crime: Exploring the links

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Hough, M. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationBasingstoke
  • Publisher/PublicationPalgrave MacMillan
  • Misc infoIn M. Simpson, T. Shildrick and R. MacDonald (eds.) Drugs in Britain: Supply, consumption and control

Supporting offenders with multiple needs: Lessons from the 'mixed economy' model of sevice provision

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2006
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminology and Criminal Justice, 6(1): 107-125

Intermittent Custody Pilot: A descriptive study

Anti-Social Behaviour Strategies: Finding a balance

Anti-Social Behaviour in London: Setting the context for the London Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour: A Critical Review

Trends in violent crime since 1999/2000

Understanding Public Attitudes to Criminal Justice

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2005
  • LocationMaidenhead
  • Publisher/PublicationOpen University Press

The State of the Prisons: Exploring Public Knowledge and Opinion

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. V. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2005
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward Journal, 44(3): 286-306