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Professor Nick Tilley

Nick Tilley

About Professor 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.