Publications & Team

Current Research

Tiggey is currently working on two European Commission funded studies; one in collaboration with The Trimbos Institute and Rand Europe examining 'European Drug Markets' the other, in collaboration with the Crime Prevention Fund in Bulgaria, Valencia Police and the Association Giancarlo Siani in Naples examining 'Local Policing in Europe'. She is also working on an evaluation of Safe Ground's revised Family Man programme examining the programme's impact on family relationships, prison regimes and reoffending.

Background and Expertise

Tiggey has over ten years' experience of conducting and managing social science research using mainly qualitative methodologies. To date her work has focused on various aspects of policing, youth justice, drug use and dealing and sex work. She has extensive experience of examining various aspects of youth justice, local drug markets, policing cannabis, sex work, pimping and the local resolution of police complaints. She is skilled in research instrument design, data collection and analysis and report writing. She is highly experienced at interviewing, having worked on projects involving a range of criminal justice agencies and interviewing criminal justice professionals, young people, sex workers, drug users and dealers, prisoners and pimps.

She has taught both under-graduate and post-graduate criminology courses.

Publications

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

Policing cannabis as a Class C drug: An arresting change?

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

Policing cannabis as a Class C drug

  • Author(s) May, T. and Hough M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • Publisher/PublicationPolice Professional, 69:28-31

Drug dealing in local communities

  • Author(s) May, T. and Duffy, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationNACRO Safer Society

Sex work & problem drug use: the links, problems & possible solutions

  • Author(s) May, T. and  Hunter G.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2006
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan Publishing
  • Misc infoin Campbell, R., O’Neill, M. and Matthews, R (eds) Sex Work Now

Looking the Other Way: the Impact of Reclassifying Cannabis on Police Warnings, Arrests and Informal Action in England and Wales

  • Author(s) Warburton, H., May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 45(2): 113-128
  • Misc infoThe impact of Reclassifying Cannabis on Police Warnings, Arrests and Informal Action in England and Wales
  • Downloadslooking the other way.pdf

Understanding Drug Selling in Communities: Insider or Outsider Trading?

The South West Drug Supply Pilots: An evaluation

  • Author(s) Curran, K., May, T., and Warburton, H.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationGovernment Office for the South West

Policing Drug markets

  • Author(s) May, T. and Duffy, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationSafer Society NACRO