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.


Illegal Dealings: The impact of low-level police enforcement on drug markets

  • Author(s) May, T., and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2001
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Journal of Criminology

Serving Up: the Impact of Low Level Enforcement on Drug markets

  • Author(s) May, T., Harocopos, A., Turnbull, P. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2000
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Research Series

For Love or Money: Pimping & the management of sex work

  • Author(s) May, T., Harocopos, A. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2000
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office PRCU

Sex markets and drug markets: Examining the Links

  • Author(s) May, T., Hough, M., and Edmunds, M.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2000
  • Publisher/PublicationCrime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal.

Doing justice to treatment: Referring offenders to drug services