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).

Publications

Sentencing Young Offenders: Public Opinion in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. V. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2005
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice, 5(3):211-232

Drugs and alcohol

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan
  • Misc infoIn N. Tilley (ed.) Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

Occasional and controlled heroin use: not a problem?

  • Author(s) Warburton, H., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoseph Rowntree Foundation.

Drug Markets in Rural Areas

  • Author(s) Few, B., Turnbull P. J., Duffy M. and Hough M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR

Looking the Other Way: the Impact of Reclassifying Cannabis on Police Warnings, Arrests and Informal Action in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Warburton, H., May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 45(2): 113-128
  • Misc infoThe impact of Reclassifying Cannabis on Police Warnings, Arrests and Informal Action in England and Wales
  • Downloadslooking the other way.pdf

Understanding Drug Selling in Communities: Insider or Outsider Trading?

Getting to grips with anti-social behaviour

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Jacobson, J.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationSmith Institute
  • Misc infoIn J. Grieve and R. Howard (eds.) Communities, Social Exclusion and Crime

Modernisation, Scientific Rationalism and the Crime Reduction Programme

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2004
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice, 4(3)

Worry about crime: mental events or mental states?

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationInternational Journal of Social Research Methodology, 7(2); 1-4

Youth Crime and Youth Justice: Public Opinion in England and Wales