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).
Mike is currently working on an EU project, Fiducia, on tackling “new crimes” across Europe. He is also analysing the ‘Trust in Justice’ module in the 2010 European Social Survey testing a range of procedural justice hypotheses. He is working on an ESRC-funded evaluation of the College of Policing “What Works” centre, and is also doing research on two restorative justice programmes.
Mike is Co-director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR).