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Understanding Theft of 'Hot Products'. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, COPS, US Department of Justice

The Problem-Oriented Guides for Police summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. They are guides to preventing problems and improving overall incident response, not to investigating offenses or handling specific incidents. More...

Copper Cable Theft - Revisting the Price- Theft Hypothesis

To test the commonly espoused but little examined hypothesis that fluctuations in the price of metal are associated with changes in the volume of metal theft.

Consistency and specificity in burglars who commit prolific residential burglary: Testing the core assumptions underpinning behavioural crime linkage

Behavioural crime linkage is underpinned by two assumptions: (a) that offenders exhibit some degree of consistency in the way they commit offences (their modus operandi [MO]); and, (b) that offenders can be differentiated on the basis of their offence behaviour. The majority of existing studies sample at most three crimes from an offender's series of detected crimes and do not examine whether patterns differ across offenders. Here, we examine patterns observed across the entire detected series of each sampled offender, and assess how homogeneous patterns are across offenders. More...

Human trafficking for labour exploitation: Innovative approaches to prevention, prediction and protection

Dr Ella Cockbain has recently been awarded a prestigious Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders Fellowship. The award is for a three-year study into trafficking for labour exploitation, under the mentorship of Professor Kate Bowers. The project is designed to improve understanding of and responses to labour trafficking, which is a recognised priority in the Home Office’s counter-organised crime strategy and research agendum. Key foci include assessing the scope, nature and impacts of labour trafficking and developing predictive models of risk, using empirically-substantiated individual- and area-level risk factors. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods will support a nuanced, multi-faceted assessment of this complex issue. The study will include a three-month international placement at the Netherlands Centre for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. The project has the support of the UK Human Trafficking Centre, the National Crime Agency and the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. More...

An exploratory study of the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK

We are pleased to announce UCL’s participation in a Nuffield-funded study into the sexual exploitation of boys and young men. UCL is working with Barnardo’s and NatCen Social Research on this collaborative project, designed to find out more about the characteristics of male victims, their exploitation and support needs. This scoping study is the first of its kind in the UK to focus specifically on male victims. UCL researchers are conducting a large-scale analysis of over 9,000 suspected CSE cases (led by UCL’s principal investigator Dr Ella Cockbain) and an evidence assessment (led by Dr Helen Brayley). Our partners at NatCen (the consortium lead) are conducting in-depth interviews with professionals. We are working with young people and practitioners to receive feedback on our findings. The study is expected to inform responses to male victims, who have often been overlooked in research, policy and practice. More...

Professor Nick Tilley


Address: UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ
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Nick Tilley

Nick Tilley is a professor in the Department of Security and Crime Science, where he is the Director of the UCL Security Science Research Training Centre. He is also Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. He was seconded to the Home Office to undertake research there from 1992-2003. He was an advisor to the Government Office for the East Midlands from 2003-2008. He was awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list in 2005 for services to Policing and Crime Reduction. He was elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences (AcSS)in 2009.


Tilley, N. (2009) Crime Prevention, Cullompton, Devon: Willan

Bullock, K., Erol, R. and Tilley, N. (2006) Problem-Oriented Policing and Partnerships: Implementing an Evidence Based Approach to Crime Reduction. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1997) Realistic Evaluation, London: Sage.


Kurland, J, Johnson, S, and Tilley, N. (2010) Late weekend kick-offs at premier football matches and their possible link to increased levels of alcohol-related crime and disorder. Government Office for London

Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2010) A Review of Police and Partnership Problem-solving Models. Home Office

Tilley, N., Farrell, G., Tseloni, A. and Mailley, J. (2009) Curbing vehicle theft beyond the United States. Report for Rutgers University and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tilley, N. and Hopkins, M. (2008) Business Views of Organised Crime. Home Office Research Report 10. London: Home Office.

Webb, B., Marshall, B., Czarnomski, S. and Tilley, N. (2006) Fly-tipping: Causes, Incentives, and Solutions. London: DEFRA and JDI.

Webb, B., Marshall, B., Czarnomski, S. and Tilley, N. (2006) Fly-tipping: Causes, Incentives, and Solutions: A Good Practice Guide for Local Authorities. London: DEFRA and JDI.

Burrows, J., Hopkins, M. Robinson, A. Speed, M. And Tilley, N. (2005) Understanding the attrition process in volume crime investigation. Home Office Research Study 295. London: Home Office

Tilley, N. and Burrows, J. (2005) An overview of attrition patterns. RDS Online Report OLR 45/05. London: Home Office.

Forrest, S. Myhill, A. and Tilley, N. (2005) Practical Lessons for involving the community in crime and disorder problem-solving. Development and Practice Report 43. London: Home Office

Tilley, N., Smith, J., Finer, S., Erol, R., Charles, C. and Dobby, J. (2004) Problem-solving street crime: practical lessons from the street crime initiative. London: Home Office.

Homel, P., Nutley, S. Webb, B. and Tilley, N., (2004) Investing to deliver: Reviewing the Implementation of the UK Crime Reduction Programme. Home Office Research Study 281. London: Home Office.

Homel, P., Nutley, S. Webb, B. and Tilley, N. (2004) Making it Happen from the Centre: Managing for the Regional Delivery of Local Crime Reduction Outcomes. RDS Online Report OLR 54/04, London: Home Office.

Jones, B and Tilley, N. (2004) The Impact of High Visibility Patrol on Personal Robbery Hot Spots, Research Findings 201, London: Home Office.
GOL, Hough, M. and Tilley, N. (2004) The London Crime and Disorder Audit. London: Government Office of London.

Marshall, B. and Smith, C. and Tilley, N. (2004) Using Situational Crime Prevention in Small Areas. Crime Science: Short Reports Paper 5. London: Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.

Tilley, N. and Laycock, G. (2002) Working Out What to Do: Evidence-Based Crime Reduction, Crime Reduction Research Series paper 11, London: Home Office.

Bullock, K., Farrell, and Tilley, N., (2002) Funding and Implementing Crime Reduction Initiatives, RDS On-line Report OLR 10/02. London: Home Office.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (2002) Shootings, Gangs and Violent Incidents in Manchester: Developing a Crime Reduction Strategy, Crime Reduction Research Series Paper 13. London: Home Office.

Curtin, L., Tilley, N., Owen, M. and Pease, K. (2001) Developing Crime Reduction Plans: Some Examples from the Reducing Burglary Initiative, Crime Reduction Research Series Paper 7, London: Home Office.

Read, T. and Tilley, N. (2000) Not Rocket Science? Problem-solving and crime reduction, Crime Reduction Research Series Paper 6, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N., Pease, K., Hough, M. and Brown, R. (1999) Burglary Prevention: Early Lessons from the Crime Reduction Programme. Crime Reduction Research Series, Paper 1, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. and Hopkins, M. (1998) Business as Usual: An Evaluation of the SBCI Programme, Crime Prevention and Detection Series Paper 95, London: Home Office.

Leigh, A., Read, T., and Tilley, N. (1998) Britpop II: Problem Oriented Policing in Practice, Crime Prevention and Detection Series Paper 93, London: Home Office.

Hough, M. and Tilley, N. (1998) Auditing Crime: Guidance for Local Partnerships, Crime Prevention and Detection Series Paper 91, London: Home Office.

Hough, M. and Tilley, N. (1998) Getting the Grease to the Squeak: Research Lessons for Prevention, Crime Prevention and Detection Series Paper 85, London: Home Office.

Leigh, A. and Read, T. and Tilley, N. (1996) Problem-Oriented Policing: Brit Pop, Crime Prevention and Detection Series paper 75, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. and Ford, A. (1996) Forensic Science and Crime Investigation, Crime Prevention and Detection Series paper 73, London: Home Office.

Laycock, G. and Tilley, N. (1995) Policing and Neighbourhood Watch: Strategic Issues, Crime Prevention and Detection Series Paper 60, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. (1995) Thinking about Crime Prevention Performance Indicators, Crime Prevention and Detection Series Paper 57, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. and Webb, J. (1994) Burglary Reduction: Findings from Safer Cities Schemes, Crime Prevention Unit Paper 51, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. (1993) After Kirkholt - Theory, Method and Results of Replication Evaluations, Crime Prevention Unit Paper 47, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. (1993) The Prevention of Crime Against Small Businesses: The Safer Cities Experience, Crime Prevention Unit Paper 45, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. (1993) Understanding Car Parks, Crime and CCTV: Evaluation Lessons from Safer Cities, Crime Prevention Unit Paper 42, London: Home Office.

Tilley, N. (1992) Safer Cities and Community Safety Strategies, Crime Prevention Unit Paper 38, London: Home Office.

Edited Collections

Bullock, K., Clarke, R. and Tilley, N. (eds.) (2010) Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Knutsson, J. and Tilley, N. (eds) (2009) Evaluating Crime Reduction Initiatives. Crime Prevention Studies Vol 24. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press and Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Tilley, N. (ed.) (2005) Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Smith, M and Tilley, N. (ed.) (2005) Crime Science: new approaches to preventing and detecting crime. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Schneider, J. and Tilley, N. (ed.) (2004) Gangs. The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (ed.) (2003) Crime Reduction and Problem-oriented Policing, Cullompton, Devon: Willan

Tilley, N. (ed.) (2002) Analysis for Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Studies Vol 13, Monsey NY: Criminal Justice Press.

Tilley, N. (ed.) (2002) Evaluation for Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Studies Vol 12, Monsey NY: Criminal Justice Press

Painter, K. and Tilley, N. (ed.) (1999) Surveillance of Public Space: CCTV, Street Lighting and Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Studies Vol 10, Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

Book Chapters

Tilley, N. (2010) ‘Can Public Leadership be Evaluated?’ In S. Brookes and K. Grint (eds) The Public Leadership Challenge. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp. 325-340.

Tilley, N. (2010) ‘Shoplifting.’ In F. Brookman, H. Pierpoint, T. Bennett and M. Maguire (eds) Contemporary Forms of Crime:  Patterns, Explanations & Responses, Cullompton, Devon: Willan, pp. 48-68.

Tilley, N. (2010) ‘Realistic evaluation and disciplinary knowledge: applications from the field of criminology.’ In F. Leeuw and J. Vaessen Mind The Gap: Evaluation and the Disciplines, New Brunswick: Transaction books, pp. 203-235.

Pawson, R and Tilley, N. (2009) ‘Realist Evaluation.’ In H. Uwe, A. Polutta and H. Ziegler (eds) Evidence-based Practice: Modernising the Knowledge Base of Social Work? Opladen and Farmington Hills MI, pp. 151-180.

Tilley, N. and Townsley, M. (2009) Forensic science in UK policing: Strategies, tactics and effectiveness. In J. Fraser and R. Williams (eds.) Handbook of Forensic Science. Cullompton, Devon: Willan, pp. 359-379.

Tilley, N. (2009) What’s The ‘What’ In “What Works?”? Health, Policing and Crime Prevention. In J. Knutsson and N.Tilley (eds.) Vol 24. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press and Cullompton, Devon: Willan, pp 121-145.

Tilley, N. (2008) Modern approaches to policing: community, problem-oriented and intelligence led. In T. Newburn (ed.) Handbook of Policing, Second Edition. Cullompton. Devon: Willan, pp. 373-403.

Tilley, N. (2008) The development of community policing in England: Networks, knowledge, and neighbourhoods. In T. Williamson, (ed.) The Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions. Chichester. Wiley, pp. 95-116.
Tilley, N. (2007) What do we mean by, “What works?”? In E. Hogard, R. Ellis and J. Warren (eds.) Community Safety: Innovation and Evaluation. Chester: University if Chester Press, pp. 306-328.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (2007) Un'introduzione alla valutazione scientifica realistica. In N. Stame (ed.) Classici della valutazione. Italy: FrancoAngeli

Tilley, N., Robinson, A. and Burrows, J. (2007) The investigation of high volume crime, in T. Newburn, T. Williamson and A Wright (eds) Handbook of Crime Investigation. Cullompton, Devon: Willan, pp. 226-254.

Tilley, N. and Laycock, G. (2007) From crime prevention to crime science, in G.
Farrell, S. Johnson, and K. Bowers (eds.) Imagination for Crime Prevention: Essays in Honor of Ken Pease, Crime Prevention Studies Vol 21. Monsey NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 19-39.

Tilley, N. and Clarke, A. (2006) Evaluation in Criminal Justice, in I. Shaw, J. Greene and M. Mark (eds) Handbook of Evaluation, London: Sage, pp. 512-535.

Tilley, N. (2006) Knowing and Doing: Guidance and Good Practice in Crime Prevention, in R. Clarke and J. Knuttson (eds) Putting Theory to Work. Crime Prevention Studies Vol. 20. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 217-252.

Tilley, N. (2005) Introduction: thinking realistically about crime prevention, in N. Tilley (ed) Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Cullompton, Devon: Willan, pp. 3-13.

Tilley, N. (2005) Crime Prevention and System Design, in N. Tilley (ed) Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Cullompton, Devon: Willan, pp. 266-293.

Tilley, N. (2005) Driving Down Crime at Motorway Service Areas, in M. Smith and N. Tilley (eds) Crime Science: New Approaches to Preventing and Detecting Crime. Cullompton Devon: Willan, pp. 104-125.

Tilley, N. (2004) Community policing and problem-solving, in W. Skogan (ed), Community Policing: Can it Work?, Belmont CA: Wadsworth: 165-184.

Tilley, N. (2004) Karl Popper: A Philosopher for Ronald Clarke’s Situational Crime Prevention’, in S. Shoham and P. Knepper (eds), Israel Studies in Criminology 8, Willowdale, Ontario: de Sitter,: 39-56.

Tilley, N. (2004) Go Forth and Experiment, in C. Seale (ed), Social Research Methods: A Reader, London: Routledge. (Reprint of part of R. Pawson and N. Tilley (1997) Realistic Evaluation. London: Sage).

Tilley, N. (2004) Using Crackdowns Constructively, in R. Burke-Hopkins (ed), Hard Cop Soft Cop. Cullompton Devon: Willan.

Bullock, K and Tilley, N. (2003) The Role of Research and Analysis: Lessons from the Crime Reduction Programme, in J. Knuttson (ed), Problem-Oriented Policing: From Innovation to Mainstream, Monsey, N.Y.: Criminal Justice Press,: 147-181.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (2003) From Strategy to Action: The Development and Implementation of Problem-Oriented Projects, in K. Bullock and N. Tilley (eds), Crime Reduction and Problem-oriented Policing, Cullompton, Devon: Willan: 89-125.

Tilley, N. (2003) Community Policing, Problem-oriented Policing and Intelligence-led Policing, in T. Newburn (ed), Handbook of Policing, Cullompton, Devon: Willan: 311-339.

Tilley, N. (2002) The Rediscovery of Learning: Crime Prevention and Scientific Realism, in G. Hughes and A. Edwards (eds), Crime Control and Community, Cullompton, Devon: Willan:63-85.

Tilley, N. (2001) Evaluation and Evidence-Led Crime Reduction Policy and Practice, in R. Matthews and J. Pitts (eds), Crime, Disorder and Community Safety, London: Routledge: 90-98.

Tilley, N. (2001) Crime Prevention in Britain, 1975-2010, in G. Hughes, E. McLaughlin and J. Muncie (eds), Crime Prevention and Community Safety, London: Sage: 12-37.

Tilley, N. (2000) The Evaluation Jungle, in K. Pease and V. McLaren (eds), Crime Prevention: What Works?, London: IPPR: 115-130.

Tilley, N. (2000) Doing Realistic Evaluation of Criminal Justice, in Criminology in the Field: the Practice of Criminological Research , pp. 97-113 (ed V. Jupp et al), London, Sage.

Davies, H. and Nutley, S., and Tilley, N. (2000) Debates on the Role of Experimentation in Assessing What Works, in H. Davies, S, Nutley and P. Smith (eds), What Works: Evidence Based Policy and Practice in Public Services, The Policy Press: 251-275.

Tilley, N. (2000) Crime Prevention and the Safer Cities Story, in T. Hope (ed), Perspectives on Crime Prevention, Ashgate, pp. 255-272 (reprint of 1993e).

Tilley, N. (1999) Crime Prevention and Problem-Oriented Policing, in Corina Brito and Tracy Allan (eds), Problem-Oriented Policing: Crime-Specific Problems, Critical Issues and Making Pop Work Vol 2, Washington DC: Police Executive Research Forum Volume

Tilley, N. (1999) Project Evaluation: Problems and Pitfalls, in Alan Marlow and Geoffrey Pearson (eds), Young People, Drugs and Community Safety, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing.

Hopkins, M. and Tilley, N. (1998) Commercial crime, crime prevention and community safety: a study of three streets in Camden, North London, in M. Gill (ed), Crime at Work: Increasing the Risk to Offenders, Vol.2, Leicester: Perpetuity Press: 51-63.

Tilley, N. (1998) Evaluating the Effectiveness of CCTV Schemes, in C. Norris, G. Armstrong, and J. Moran (eds), Surveillance, CCTV and Social Control, Aldershot: Ashgate: 139-153.

Tayor, S. and Tilley, N. (1998) Asking Questions in Social Research: Theory and Method, in S. Taylor and D. Field (eds), Sociological Perspectives of Health and Illness, Oxford: Blackwell, 39-57.

Tilley, N. (1997) Realism, Situational Rationality and Crime Prevention, in G. Newman, R. Clarke, and S. Shoham (eds), Rational Choice and Situational Crime Prevention, Aldershot: Dartmouth: 95-114.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1997) An Introduction to Scientific Realist Evaluation, in E. Chelimsky and W. Shadish (eds), Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Resource Book, Thousand Oaks CA: Sage: 405-418.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1996) How (and How Not) to Design Research to Inform Policy-Making in C. Samson and N. South (eds), The Social Construction of Social Policy: Methodologies, Racism, Citizenship and the Environment, London: Macmillan & New York: St Martins Press: 34-53.

Tilley, N. (1992) The Abuser: Punishment or Treatment? in W.Stainton Rogers et al (eds) Child Abuse and Neglect: Facing the Challenge, Batsford, Second Edition, pp.143-149.

Pawson, R. and Tilley. N. (1992)    Re-evaluation: Rethinking Research on Corrections and Crime in S. Duguid (ed) Yearbook of Correctional Education, Burnaby: Institute of Humanities, Simon Fraser University, pp.19-49.

Peer-Review Journal Articles

Tseloni, A, Mailley, J., Farrell, G. and Tilley, N. (2010) The cross-national crime and repeat victimization trend for main crime categories: Multilevel modeling of the International Crime Victims Survey. European Journal of Criminology 7(5): 375-394

Farrell, G., Tilley, N., Tseloni, A. and Mailley, J. (2010) Explaining and Sustaining the Crime Fall in Industrialised Countries, Crime Prevention and Community Safety12: 24-41.

Tilley, N. (2010) Whither problem-oriented policing. Criminology and Public Policy 9(1): 183-196.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (2009) Evidence-based Policing and Crime Reduction. Policing, 3(4): 381-387.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (2009) Born to Fail: Policing, Reform and Neighbourhood Problem-Solving. The Police Journal, 82(2): 117-133.

Tilley, N. (2009) Sherman vs Sherman: Realism vs Rhetoric, Criminology and Criminal Justice. 9(2): 135-144.

Wheal, H. and Tilley, N. (2009) Imitation Gun Law: An Assessment The Howard Journal, 48(2): 172-183.

Robinson, A. and Tilley, N. (2009) Factors influencing police performance in the investigation of volume crimes in England and Wales, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 10(3): 209-223.

Tilley, N. and Hopkins, M. (2008) Organised crime and local businesses. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 8(4): 443-459.

Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2008) Evolutionary Psychology and Fear of Crime, Policing 2(2): 167-174.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (2008) Understanding and Tackling Gang Violence. Crime Prevention and Community Safety. 10(1): 36-47.

Hodgkinson, S. and Tilley. N. (2007) Travel-to-crime: Homing in on the victim International Review of Victimology. 14(3): 281-298.

Hodgkinson, S. and Tilley. N. (2007) Policing anti-social behaviour: Constraints, dilemmas and opportunities, The Howard Journal. 46(4):385-400.

Tilley, N. (2006) Asking the right questions in criminal justice evaluations, Criminal Justice Matters 62: 12-13.

Tilley, N. (2005) Crime reduction: a quarter century review, Public Money and Management, 25: 267-274.

Tilley, N. (2005) Strategies and Tactics; Contexts and Mechanisms - the Essence of Effective Prevention, International Review of Victimology, 12: 91-106.

Tilley, N. (2004) Applying theory-driven evaluation to the British Crime Reduction Programme: the theories of the programme and of its evaluations, Criminal Justice.4: 255-276

Tilley, N. (2003) Understanding Crime, Liberalism and Science, Criminal Justice Ethics, 22(1): 50-55.

Tilley, N. (2002) Uses and Abuses of Evidence in Crime Prevention, Community Safety Journal, 1(1): 13-21

Hopkins, M and Tilley, N. (2001) Once a Victim, Always a Victim?, International Review of Victimology, 8: 19-35.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (2001) Realistic Evaluation Bloodlines, American Journal of Evaluation, 22(3): 317-324.

Nutley, S. and Davies, H. and Tilley, N. (2000) Getting Research into Practice, Public Money and Management, 20(4): 3-6.

Ekblom, P. and Tilley, N. (2000) Going Equipped: Criminology, Situational Crime Prevention and the Resourceful offender, British Journal of Criminology, 40(3): 376-398.

Tilley, N. (2000) Experimentation and Criminal Justice Policies in the UK, Crime and Delinquency, 46(2): 194-213.

Tilley, N. and Laycock, G. (2000) Joining up Research, Policy and Practice About Crime, Policy Studies, 21(3): 213-227.

Read, T., Tilley, N., White, J., Wilson, M. and Leigh, A. (1999) Repeat Calls for Service and Problem-Oriented Policing, Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention, 18(2): 265-279.

Tilley, N. (1999) Evaluation and evidence-(mis)led policy, Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 11(2): 48-63.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1998) Cookbook Methods and Disastrous Recipes: A Rejoinder to Farrington’, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 4(2): 211-213.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1998) Caring Communities, Paradigm Polemics, Design Debates, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 4(1): 73-90.

Tilley, N. (1997) Whys and Wherefores in Evaluating the Effectiveness of CCTV, International Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention, 2(3): 175-186.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1996) What's Crucial in Evaluation Research: A Reply to Bennett, British Journal of Criminology, 36(4): 574-578.

Tilley, N. (1996) Demonstration, Exemplification, Duplication and Replication in Evaluation Research, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2(1): 35-50.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1995) Whither European Evaluation Methodology? Knowledge and Policy, 8(3): 20-33.

Tilley, N. (1995) Seeing off the Danger: Threat, Surveillance and Modes of Protection, European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, 3(3): 27-40.

Laycock, G. and Tilley, N. (1995) Implementing Crime Prevention, in M. Tonry and D. Farrington (eds), Building a Safer Society: Strategic Approaches to Crime Prevention, Crime and Justice, 19: 535-584, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1994) What Works in Evaluation Research? British Journal of Criminology, 4(3): 291-306.

Tilley, N. (1993) Popper and Prescriptive Methodology, Metaphilosophy, 24 (1&2): 155-166.

Tilley, N. (1993) Crime Prevention and the Safer Cities Story, The Howard Journal, 32 (1): 40-57.

Tilley, N., Webb, J. and Gregson, M. (1991) Vulnerability to Burglary in an Inner City Area: Some Preliminary Findings, in M.McMurran and C.McDougall (eds) Proceedings of the First DCLP Annual Conference, Vol 2, Issues in Criminological and Legal Psychology, No17:112-119.

Taylor, S. and Tilley, N. (1990) Inter-agency Conflict in Child Abuse Work - Reducing the Tensions Between Social Workers and Health Visitors, Adoption and Fostering, 14 (4): 13-17.

Taylor, S. and Tilley, N. (1989) Health Visiting and Child Protection: Conflict, Contradiction and Ethical Dilemmas, Health Visitor 62 (9): 275-277.
Tilley, N. (1984) Periodisation, Holism and Historicism, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 14, (3): 393-395.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1983) Monstrous Thoughts: Weaknesses in the Strong Programme of the Sociology of Science, University of Leeds Occasional Papers in Sociology, No.14.

Tilley, N. (1982) Popper, Historicism and Emergence, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 12 (1): 59-67.

Tilley, N (1982) Rational Scientific Development: A Sociological Comment, Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilisation, 3 (4): 453-464.

Tilley, N. (1981) The Logic of Laboratory Life, Sociology, 15 (1): 59-67.

Tilley, N. (1980) Popper, Positivism and Ethnomethodology, British Journal of Sociology 31 (1): 28-45.

Tilley, N. (1980) Sociological and Philosophical Approaches to Science, Cross Currents (1): 53-64.

Other Publications

Tilley, N. (2010) ‘Neighborhood Watch.’ In Fisher, B. et al (eds.) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention, Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Bullock, K. and Tilley, N. (2009) ‘Problem-oriented policing’ in J. Fleming and A. Wakefield (eds.) Dictionary of Policing, London: Sage.

Farrell, G., Tilley, N., Tseloni, A. and Mailley, J. (2008) ‘The Crime Drop and the Security Hypothesis’ British Society of Criminology Newsletter, No. 62: 17-21.

Tilley, N. (2008) ‘Community policing’, ‘Problem-oriented policing’. ‘Intelligence led policing’, and ‘Volume Crime’ In T. Newburn and P. Neyroud (eds.) Dictionary of Policing. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.

Tilley, N. (2006) ‘Evaluation Research’, ‘Field Experiment’, and ‘Quasi-experiment’. In V. Jupp (ed.) The Sage Dictionary of Social Research Methods. London: Sage.

Tilley, N. (2002) The Problems with POP, Police Review, Vol 110, No. 5658, p.24.

Tilley, N. (2000) Crime and Safety. in R. Aubrey and H. David (eds.) Greater Nottingham in the 21st Century, Nottingham: The Work Institute.

Tilley, N. (1998) Britpop challenge, Police Review, 9 October, pp.23-24.

Tilley, N. (1998) Realistic Crime Prevention’, Etudes et Dossiers No. 218, Association Internationale pour l’Etude de l’Economie de l’Assurance, pp. 141-156.

Tilley, N. (1998) L’Evaluation au Ministere de l’Interieur. in Conseil Scientifique de l’Evaluation L’Evaluation en Developpement 1997, Paris: La Documentation Francaise, pp. 42-44.

Brookes, S. and Tilley, N. (1996) Popular Coppers, Police Review, 2 February 1996, pp. 24-25.

Taylor, S. and Tilley, N. (1992) Ironing Out the Conflict, Community Care, Issue No. 915; 14 May 1992, pp.12-14.


Seminars at Glasgow, Cardiff, Illinois State, Manchester, Wageningen, and Bath Universities.

Addresses to the British Society of Criminology in Cardiff; the Annual Problem Oriented Policing Conference in Hinckley; the Colloquium on Evaluation of Crime Prevention Initiatives in Stavern, Norway; the Annual Conference on the Educational and Child Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society in Bournemouth, the Health Improvement Summer meeting at Lake Morey in Vermont; the Community Policing Conference in Abu Dhabi; the Conference on Crime Prevention in Hong Kong; and the ESRC Seminar Series on Leadership in Manchester, Security Matters Conference in Stockholm.

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