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

Drug Treatment and Testing Orders: Final Evaluation Report

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J., McSweeney, T., Webster, R., Edmunds, M. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2000
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Research Study No. 212

Serving Up: the Impact of Low Level Enforcement on Drug markets

  • Author(s) May, T., Harocopos, A., Turnbull, P. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2000
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Research Series

Illegal Drug Markets, From Research to Policy

  • Author(s) Natarajan, M. and Hough, M. (Eds.)
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2000
  • LocationMonsey, NY
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice Press
  • Misc infoCrime Prevention Studies (Series Editor R V Clarke)

For Love or Money: Pimping & the management of sex work

  • Author(s) May, T., Harocopos, A. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2000
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office PRCU

Sex markets and drug markets: Examining the Links

  • Author(s) May, T., Hough, M., and Edmunds, M.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2000
  • Publisher/PublicationCrime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal.

Sentencing Trends in Britain: Public Knowledge and Public Opinion

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Roberts, J.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year1999
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationPunishment and Society, 1(1):11-26

Doing justice to treatment: Referring offenders to drug services

Tackling Drug Markets: an eclectic approach

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Edmunds, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year1999
  • Publisher/PublicationStudies on Crime and Crime Prevention 8(1): 107-131

Schools for Criminals: dangerous drivers after imprisonment

  • Author(s) Walker, N. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year1998
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationNew Law Journal

Attitudes to Punishment: findings from the 1996 BCS