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Professor Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law awarded prestigious lifetime achievement prize

European Society of Criminology recognises Professor Hough for significant contribution to European criminology

This is a photo of Professor Mike Hough
credit: British Society of Criminology

The 2020 European Criminology Award of the European Society of Criminology for lifetime contribution to criminology has been awarded to Professor Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor, School of Law for his significant contribution to European criminology. 

It will formally be conferred in a virtual ceremony this evening at the annual conference of the ESC and the awarding committee is composed of former ESC presidents Rossella Selmini (Chair, University of Minnesota, United States of America), Gorazd Meško (University of Maribor, Slovenia), and Tom Vander Beken (University of Ghent).

The European Society of Criminology (ESC) is a scientific institution founded under the Literary and Scientific Institutions Act 1854, a statute of the United Kingdom and has as one of  its objectives: To foster criminological scholarship, research, education and training within academic institutions.

Dr Jessica Jacobson, Director, Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research remarked, “I am delighted to hear of the European Society of Criminology award for Mike’s lifetime contribution to criminology. It is a huge testimony to the value, range and impact of his work and to all that he encapsulates as an individual. I’ve known Mike for over 20 years and was honoured to take over his position as Director of ICPR in 2016.

"At his retirement lecture, he spoke of the 'craft' of academic research that engages with policy, and offered reflections on some of his successes, as well as frustrations, in this regard. Numerous aspects of Mike's work have influenced me, not least his skill at conveying complicated, nuanced ideas in clear and engaging ways."  

Professor Mike Hough retired from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research after serving for more than 20 years as its Director. Before joining academia in 1994, he was a senior researcher in the Home Office for 20 years.

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