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

Compliance and Legal Authority

  • Author(s) Jackson, J., Tyler, T.R., Hough, M., Bradford, B. and Mentovich, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationJ. D. Wrights (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of the Social and behavioural Sciences (2nd edition) Oxford: Elsevier

Police futures and legitimacy: redefining ‘good policing’

  • Author(s) Bradford, J., Jackson, J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationBrown, J.M. (ed.) The future of policing. London: Routledge

The drivers of police legitimacy: some European research

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationJournal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism

Legitimacy, trust and compliance: an empirical test of procedural justice theory using the European Social Survey

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationTankebe, J. and Liebling, A., (eds.) Legitimacy and criminal justice: an international exploration. Oxford: Oxford University Press

D4.3 Report on an empirical assessment of fear of crime & punitive sentiment across Europe

  • Author(s) Sato, M. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOnline
  • Publisher/PublicationFiducia Project Report
  • Misc infoin S. Maffei and L. Markopoulou (eds.) FP7 Research Project for New European Crimes and Trust-Based Policy, Vol 1: 179-200
  • DownloadsFiduciaVol1_Nov18.pdf

De qué depende la legitimidad de la policía? Resultados de una investigación Europea

The role of public opinion in formulating guidelines

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationOxford University Press
  • Misc infoIn A. Ashworth and J.V. Roberts (eds.) Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English model, pp. 140-156.

Trust in justice and the legitimacy of legal authorities: topline findings from a European comparative study

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Bradford, B.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge
  • Misc infoIn Body-Gendrot, S., Hough, M., Levy, R., Kerezsi, K. and Snacken, S. (eds.), European Handbook of Criminology (pp.243-265)

Attitudes to Sentencing and Trust in Justice Exploring Trends from the Crime Survey for England and Wales

European Handbook of Criminology

  • Author(s)

    Body-Gendrot, S., Hough, M., Levy, R., Kerezsi, K. and Snacken, S. (edited volume)

  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge
  • Misc infoIn press