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

Youth anti-social behaviour and crime in England: an overview

  • Author(s) Lauren Herlitz and Mike Hough
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsEngland YJS paper 9.2.16

International self-report delinquency study (ISRD3): England and Scotland: Technical report, May 2016

  • Author(s) Lauren Herlitz, Mike Hough, Susan McVie, Kath Murray
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsUK technical report UPYC 5.7.16

The NOMS RJ Capacity Building Programme

Chief officer misconduct in policing: An exploratory study

‘Crime, Policing and Compliance with the Law'

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2015
  • LocationBasingstoke
  • Publisher/PublicationPalgrave Macmillan
  • Misc infoIn J. Mitchie and C. Cooper (ed.) Why the Social Sciences Matter

‘Confessions of a recovering 'administrative criminologist': Jock Young, quantitative research and policy research’

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year2014
  • Publisher/PublicationCrime, media and culture, 10(3):215-226.

Special Issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin

  • Author(s) Sato, M., Haverkamp, R. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2014
  • LocationBudapest
  • Publisher/PublicationSpecial Issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin

‘La légitimité de la police : conclusions de l’Enquête Sociale Européenne’

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • LocationFrance
  • Publisher/PublicationCahiers de la sécurité et de la justice – n°27/28, pps 154 – 170
  • DownloadsHough_Jackson_Bradford French article.pdf

Compliance and Legal Authority

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Tyler, T.R., Hough, M., Bradford, B. and Mentovich, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationJ. D. Wrights (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of the Social and behavioural Sciences (2nd edition) Oxford: Elsevier

Police futures and legitimacy: redefining ‘good policing’

  • Author(s) Bradford, J., Jackson, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationBrown, J.M. (ed.) The future of policing. London: Routledge