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

Researching Criminal Justice

  • Author(s) Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminological research methods
  • Year2017
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationDavies, P., Harding, J. and Mair, G. (Eds) An Introduction to Criminal Justice, Sage
  • Misc infoIn press

Public Knowledge and Opinion, Crime, and Criminal Justice

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Roberts, J. V.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2017
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationLiebling, A., McAra, L. and Maruna, S. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (sixth edition), OUP
  • Misc infoIn press

Policing, procedural justice and prevention

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationMilton Park
  • Publisher/PublicationA. Sidebottom and N. Tilley, N. (eds) Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (second edition), Routledge
  • Misc infoIn press

Trust in Justice

  • Author(s) Bradford, B., Jackson, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2016
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationR. Uslaner (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust, OUP
  • Misc infoIn press

Misconduct by police leaders in England and Wales: an exploratory study

  • Author(s) Hough, M., May, T., Hales, G. and Belur, J.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • Location-
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicing & Society
  • Misc infoAdvance Online Access

An Evaluation of the ‘What Works Centre for Crime Reduction’ Year 2: Progress

  • Author(s) Gillian Hunter, Alexandra Wigzell, Bina Bhardwa, Tiggey May and Mike Hough
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsICPR_Evaluation_ of_WWCCR_ Yr_2 2016

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