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

Procedural justice and professional policing in times of austerity

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminology and Criminal Justice
  • Misc infoAdvance online access

Policing by consent: UK evidence on legitimate power and influence. ESS Country Specific Topline Results Series Issue 1

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Hough, M., Bradford, B., Hohl, K. and Kuha, J.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationCity University
  • DownloadsESS Policing by Consent.pdf

Public Knowledge and Opinion, Crime, and Criminal Justice

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Roberts, J.V.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationOxford University Press
  • Misc infoin M. Maguire, R. Morgan and R. Reiner (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Researching trust in the police and trust in justice: A UK perspective

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicing and Society, 22(3): 332-345

Compliance with the law and policing by consent: notes on police and legal legitimacy

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Bradford, B., Hough, M. and Murray, K.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge
  • Misc infoIn A. Crawford and A. Hucklesby (eds.) Legitimacy and Compliance in Criminal Justice

Why do People Comply with the Law? Legitimacy and the Influence of Legal Institutions

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Bradford, B., Hough, M., Quinton, A. and Tyler, T.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 52 (6): 1051-1071

Public opinion toward the lay magistracy and the Sentencing Council Guidelines:the effects of information on attitudes

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. V., Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Gerber, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2012
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology 52 (6): 1072-1091

Trust in Justice: Topline results from Round 5 of the European Social Survey

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Hough, M., Bradford, B., Pooler, T., Hohl, K. and Kuha, J.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationESS Central Coordinating Team, City University
  • Misc infoESS Topline Results Series 1, Issue 1
  • DownloadsTopline Results from Round 5 of the ESS.pdf

Situational crime prevention: the Home Office origins

  • Author(s)

    Mayhew, P. and Hough, M.

  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2011
  • LocationAbingdon
  • Publisher/PublicationTaylor and Francis
  • Misc infoin N. Tilley and G. Farrell (eds.) The Reasoning Criminologist: Essays in Honour of Ronald V. Clarke

Measuring Public Attitudes to Criminal Justice

  • Author(s) Roberts, J.V., Feilzer, M. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationSage
  • Misc infoin D. Gadd, S. Karstedt and S. Messner (eds.) Sage Handbook of Criminological Research Methods