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 and the Climate of Opinion

  • Author(s) Ashworth, A. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year1996
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Law Review: 761-848

People talking about punishment

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year1996
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward Journal, 35(3):191-21

Threats: findings from the British Crime Survey

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year1990
  • LocationSheffield
  • Publisher/PublicationInternational Review of Victimology: 1: 169-180

Public attitudes to sentencing

  • Author(s) Walker, N. and Hough, M. (Eds.)
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year1988
  • LocationFarnborough, England
  • Publisher/PublicationGower

Offenders' Choice of Target: findings from victim surveys

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year1987
  • Publisher/PublicationJournal of Quantitative Criminology, 3: 355-370

Why police? Thinking about effectiveness

  • Author(s)

    Hough, M.

  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year1987
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 1987

The impact of victimisation: findings from the British Crime Survey

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year1985
  • Publisher/PublicationVictimology: An international Journal, 8: 488-497

Taking account of crime: Key findings from the 1984 British Crime Survey

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Mayhew, P.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year1985
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Research Study No. 85 HMSO

Dealing with offenders: public opinion and the views of victims

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Moxon, D.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year1985
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward Journal, 24: 160-175

Crime and police effectiveness

  • Author(s) Clarke, R.V.G. and Hough, M. J.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year1984
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Research Study No. 79, HMSO