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).


The British Crime Survey: first report

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Mayhew, P.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year1983
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Research Study No. 76 HMSO

The Effectiveness of Policing

  • Author(s) Clarke, R.V.G. and Hough, M. J. (Eds.)
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year1980
  • LocationFarnborough, England
  • Publisher/PublicationGower

Managing with less technology: The impact of information technology on police management

  • Author(s) Hough, M.   
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year1980
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 20(4): 344-357
  • Misc infoThe impact of information technology on police management