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

Vulnerability and involvement in drug use and sex work

  • Author(s) Cusick, L., Martin, A., and May, T.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office

Solutions & Strategies: drug problems & street sex markets

  • Author(s) Hunter, G., May, T. and Drug Strategy Directorate
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office

Drug markets and distribution systems

  • Author(s) May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationAddiction Research and Theory. Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 549 - 563

Opposite sides of the same coin

  • Author(s) Warburton, H.,  May, T. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2003
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPolice Foundation
  • Misc infoPolice perspectives on informally resolved complaints

A growing market: The cultivation of cannabis for personal use

  • Author(s)  Hough, M., Warburton, H., Few, B., May, T., Man, L., Witton, J. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoseph Rowntree Foundation

Arrested development

  • Author(s) May, T.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2002
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationThe Parliamentary Monitor

A rock and a hard place: Drug markets in deprived neighbourhoods

  • Author(s) Lupton, R., Wilson, A., May, T., Warburton, H., and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2002
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office

Times they are a-changing: policing of cannabis

  • Author(s) May, T., Warburton, H., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2002
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoesph Rowntree Foundation:1-62

Selling sex in the city: An evaluation of a targeted arrest referral scheme for sex workers in Kings Cross

  • Author(s) May, T., Harocopos, A., and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2001
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office DPAS

Building bridges to employment for prisoners

  • Author(s) Webster, R., Hedderman, C., Turnbull, P. J., and May, T.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2001
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office