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

Public Confidence in Justice: An International Review

From Dependency to Work

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Herrington, V., Hough, M., Turnbull, P. J. and Parsons, J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationThe Policy Press
  • Misc infoAddressing the multiple needs of offenders with drug problems. Researching Criminal Justice Series
  • DownloadsD2W findings.pdf

A review of criminal justice interventions for drug users in other countries

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationNational Audit Office
  • Misc infoIn The Drug Treatment and Testing Order: early lessons

Drug markets and distribution systems

  • Author(s) May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationAddiction Research and Theory. Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 549 - 563

An evidence base for the London crack cocaine strategy. A consultation document prepared for the Greater London Alcohol and Drug Alliance

  • Author(s) Dale, M., Wagstaff, M., Edmunds, M., Hough, M., McSweeney, T. et al.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationGreater London Authority

Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Millie, A., Jacobson, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2003
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice, 3(4): 369-387

Opposite sides of the same coin

  • Author(s) Warburton, H.,  May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2003
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPolice Foundation
  • Misc infoPolice perspectives on informally resolved complaints

Investigating Burglary: Findings from the Reducing Burglary Initiative

The Reducing Burglary Initiative: Investigating Burglary

The Decision to Imprison: Sentencing & The Prison Population