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

Developing European Indicators of Trust in Justice

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Bradford, B., Hough, M., Kuha, J., Stares, S. R., Widdop, S., Fitzgerald, R., Yordanova, M. and Galev, T.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Journal of Criminology. Vol 8 No. 4. pps 267–285.

Trust in justice and the procedural justice perspective

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Ruuskanen, E. and Jokinen, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Journal of Criminology. Vol 8 No. 4. pps 267–285.

Personal mitigation: an empirical analysis in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationCambridge
  • Publisher/PublicationCambridge University Press
  • Misc infoin (ed.Roberts, J. V.) Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing

Exploring public attitudes to sentencing factors in England and Wales

  • Author(s)

    Roberts, J. and Hough, M.

  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationCambridge
  • Publisher/PublicationCambridge University Press
  • Misc infoin (ed.Roberts, J. V.) Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing

Personal Mitigation, Public Opinion and Sentencing: Guidelines in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Roberts, J., Hough, M. and Ashworth, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Law Review, Issue 7, pps 524-530.

Trust in justice: why it is important for criminal policy, and how it can be measured: Final report of the Euro-Justis project

Public attitudes to the sentencing of drug offences (report)

Escape Routes: Contemporary Perpectives on Life After Punishment

  • Author(s) Farrall, S., Sparks, R., Hough, M. and Maruna, S.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2011
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge

Criminology and the role of experimental research

  • Author(s)

    Hough, M.

  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year2011
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationOxford University Press
  • Misc infoin C. Hoyle and M. Bosworth (eds.) What is Criminology?

Custody or Community? Exploring the Boundaries of Public Punitiveness in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. V. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminology and Criminal Justice, 11, 2: 181-197
  • Misc infoExploring the boundaries of public punitiveness in England and Wales