Publications & Team

Current Research

Mike is currently working on a large EU-funded project, FIDUCIA, looking at the best ways of controlling emerging forms of crime across Europe. The project has thirteen partners in different European countries, and will report in 2015. He is also analysing the 'Trust in Justice' module in the 2010 European Social Survey testing a range of procedural justice hypotheses. Other work includes an evaluation of training on restorative justice and an ESRC study on how victims, witnesses and offenders experience the Crown Court.

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

Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime in Scotland: Key Findings. Booklet for schools.

  • Author(s) Lauren Herlitz, Susan McVie, Mike Hough and Kath Murray
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsFINAL booklet for Scotland schools 18.7.16

Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime in England: Key Findings. Booklet for schools.

  • Author(s) Lauren Herlitz, Susan McVie, Mike Hough and Kath Murray
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsFINAL booklet for England schools 18.7.16

Youth anti-social behaviour and crime in England: an overview

  • Author(s) Lauren Herlitz and Mike Hough
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsEngland YJS paper 9.2.16

International self-report delinquency study (ISRD3): England and Scotland: Technical report, May 2016

  • Author(s) Lauren Herlitz, Mike Hough, Susan McVie, Kath Murray
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsUK technical report UPYC 5.7.16

The NOMS RJ Capacity Building Programme

Chief officer misconduct in policing: An exploratory study

‘Crime, Policing and Compliance with the Law'

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2015
  • LocationBasingstoke
  • Publisher/PublicationPalgrave Macmillan
  • Misc infoIn J. Mitchie and C. Cooper (ed.) Why the Social Sciences Matter

‘Confessions of a recovering 'administrative criminologist': Jock Young, quantitative research and policy research’

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year2014
  • Publisher/PublicationCrime, media and culture, 10(3):215-226.

Special Issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin

  • Author(s) Sato, M., Haverkamp, R. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2014
  • LocationBudapest
  • Publisher/PublicationSpecial Issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin

‘La légitimité de la police : conclusions de l’Enquête Sociale Européenne’

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • LocationFrance
  • Publisher/PublicationCahiers de la sécurité et de la justice – n°27/28, pps 154 – 170
  • DownloadsHough_Jackson_Bradford French article.pdf