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

Tackling Prison Overcrowding

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Allen, R. and Solomon, E. (Eds.)
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2008
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicy Press

Reducing reoffending: getting off the treadmill

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2008
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationNational Audit Office

Does it matter? Reflections on the effectiveness of institutionalised public participation in the development of sentencing policy

  • Author(s) Allen, R. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2008
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan Publishing/Federation Press
  • Misc infoin (eds.) K. Gelb and A. Freiberg Penal Populism: Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy.

Creating a Sentencing Commission for England and Wales: an opportunity to address the prisons crisis

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Jacobson, J.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2008
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPrison Reform Trust
  • Misc infoAn opportunity to address the prison crisis

Towards more consistent and predicatable sentencing in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Roberts, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2008
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicy Press
  • Misc infoIn M. Hough, R. Allen and E. Solomon (eds.) Tackling Prison Overcrowding

Attitudes to the sentencing of offences involving death by driving

Public attitudes to sentencing offences involving death by driving

  • Author(s) Roberts, J. V., Hough, M., Jacobson, J., Bredee, A. and Moon, N.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2008
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Law Review, 7: 525-538

The 2003 Licensing Act’s impact on crime and disorder: an evaluation

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Hunter, G.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2008
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminology and Criminal Justice, 8, 3, pp. 239-260

The impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on levels of crime and disorder

The treatment and supervision of drug-dependent offenders