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 drug markets and distribution networks in the UK: A review of the recent literature

From informal to local resolution: assessing changes to the handling of low-level police complaints

Policing in London, Twenty Years On

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2007
  • LocationAldershot
  • Publisher/PublicationAshgate
  • Misc infoIn A. Henry and D. Smith (eds.) Transformations in Policing

Policing, New Public Management and Legitimacy (1)

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2007
  • LocationNew York
  • Publisher/PublicationRussell Sage Foundation
  • Misc infoIn T. Tyler (ed.) Legitimacy and Criminal Justice

Local resolution of police complaints: the views of officers and complainants

Findings Paper: Local resolution of police complaints: The views of officers and complainants

  • Author(s) May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2007
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPolice Foundation and IPCC

Findings Paper: From informal to local resolution: assessing changes to the handling of low-level police complaints

Surveying Crime in the 21st Century

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Maxfield, M. (Eds.)
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year2007
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan Publishing

Mitigation: the role of personal factors in sentencing

Policing cannabis as Class C drug: an arresting change

  • Author(s) May, T., Duffy, M., and Hough M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • Publisher/PublicationDrugs and Alcohol Today, 6(4):30-36