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

The drivers of police legitimacy: some European research

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationJournal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism

Legitimacy, trust and compliance: an empirical test of procedural justice theory using the European Social Survey

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationTankebe, J. and Liebling, A., (eds.) Legitimacy and criminal justice: an international exploration. Oxford: Oxford University Press

D4.3 Report on an empirical assessment of fear of crime & punitive sentiment across Europe

  • Author(s) Sato, M. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOnline
  • Publisher/PublicationFiducia Project Report
  • Misc infoin S. Maffei and L. Markopoulou (eds.) FP7 Research Project for New European Crimes and Trust-Based Policy, Vol 1: 179-200
  • DownloadsFiduciaVol1_Nov18.pdf

De qué depende la legitimidad de la policía? Resultados de una investigación Europea

The role of public opinion in formulating guidelines

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationOxford University Press
  • Misc infoIn A. Ashworth and J.V. Roberts (eds.) Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English model, pp. 140-156.

Trust in justice and the legitimacy of legal authorities: topline findings from a European comparative study

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge
  • Misc infoIn Body-Gendrot, S., Hough, M., Levy, R., Kerezsi, K. and Snacken, S. (eds.), European Handbook of Criminology (pp.243-265)

Attitudes to Sentencing and Trust in Justice Exploring Trends from the Crime Survey for England and Wales

European Handbook of Criminology

  • Author(s)

    Body-Gendrot, S., Hough, M., Levy, R., Kerezsi, K. and Snacken, S. (edited volume)

  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge
  • Misc infoIn press

Sentencing Riot-Related Offending: Where Do the Public Stand

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. V. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 53(2): 234-256

Intelligent Justice: Balancing the effects of community sentences and custody

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Farrall, S. and McNeill, F.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward League for Penal Reform
  • Misc infoA pamphlet for the Howard League for Penal Reform
  • DownloadsIntelligent Justice.pdf