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

Penal Populism and Public Opinion: Findings from Five Countries

  • Author(s) Roberts, J.V., Stalans, L.S., Indermaur, D. and Hough, M. 
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2003
  • LocationNew York
  • Publisher/PublicationOxford University Press

Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Millie, A., Jacobson, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2003
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice, 3(4): 369-387

The Impact of Drug Treatment and Testing Orders on offending: two year reconviction results

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Clancy, A., McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/Publication Home Office Research Findings No. 184
  • DownloadsDtto findings.pdf

A growing market: The cultivation of cannabis for personal use

  • Author(s)  Hough, M., Warburton, H., Few, B., May, T., Man, L., Witton, J. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoseph Rowntree Foundation

Research Briefing: Sizing the market for powder cocaine

  • Author(s) Barham, L., Bramley-Harker, E., Hickman, M., Hough, M. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward Journal, 42(4): 366-373

Policing for London

  • Author(s) FitzGerald, M., Hough, M., Joseph, I. and Qureshi, T.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2002
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan Publishing

Changing Attitudes to Punishment: Public opinion, crime and justice

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2002
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan Publishing

Times they are a-changing: policing of cannabis

  • Author(s) May, T., Warburton, H., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2002
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoesph Rowntree Foundation:1-62

Illegal Dealings: The impact of low-level police enforcement on drug markets

  • Author(s) May, T., and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2001
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Journal of Criminology

Drugs and crime: what are the links?

  • Author(s) Hough, M., McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2001
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationDrugScope
  • Misc infoEvidence to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Drug Policy