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Dr. Richard Hough

Biography:

Dr. Richard Hough brings both academic experience and a law enforcement background to his position in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is co-author of the book, “American Homicide” and his work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications and textbooks.

Hough, who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, received a Doctor of Education degree from UWF after earning a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has been a Detention Superintendent for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and Director of Law Enforcement and Corrections at the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, where he was involved in design, construction and operations of a new jail. Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, where he led efforts to win national accreditation. He began his law enforcement career as a police officer and worked his way through the ranks, serving as a homicide detective, sergeant, lieutenant, policy advisor, captain, deputy chief, corrections director and law enforcement director.

Hough’s research has examined many topics: police use of force, murder investigations, and development of policy. His latest research ranges from a study of the use of pepper spray at juvenile detention facilities to practices of Florida homicide investigators and the use of force. Hough often serves as an expert witness in cases involving litigation over law enforcement and corrections matters. He is currently writing the text Use of Force in Criminal Justice. Hough has served on numerous non-profit boards and professional organizations.

Degrees & Institutions:

Hough received a bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Saint Leo University. He went on to attend John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he received a master's degree in Public Administration. Hough then earned his Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in Public Administration from the University of West Florida.

Research:

  • Use of force by criminal justice
  • Homicide and its investigation
  • Police and Correctional policy and practice

Current Courses:

  • Homicide
  • Policing
  • Public Policy
  • Analytic Techniques of Public Policy
  • Use of Force by Criminal Justice Personnel

Classes Taught:

    • Homicide
    • Policing
    • Violence
    • Cold Case Investigation
    • Criminal Justice Policy
    • Public Policy

Publications:

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    • Hough, Richard, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “Murder Investigation and Media: Mutual Goals,” November, 2014, Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 
    • Hough, Richard, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “An examination of Florida policies on force continuums.” Policing: An International Journal of Police Management and Strategy. Published, Spring, 2012. 
    • Hough, Richard, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “Examining the Utility of the Use of Force Continuum: TASERs and Potential Liability,” July, 2009, Law Enforcement Executive Forum
    • Crow, Matt, Hough, Richard, Mosley, Jason, Smykla, John, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “Drunk and Alone in a K-Mart Parking Lot,” Nov. 2008, Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 
    • Clement, Keith, Hough, Richard, Jones, Brian, Mathis, John, and Simmons, Chip. “Partnering with a Purpose,” November, 2007 Police Chief magazine. 
    • Hough, R. (2005, September). “Boosting student participation through distance learning.” Best practices in electronically delivered programs and courses, v.3 (pp. 34). 
    • Hough, R. (1991). “How Deep is Your Bench?: Managerial and Supervisory Law Enforcement Development” Police Chief magazine. 
    • Hough, R. (1991). “Organizational Grapevine: Friend or Foe?” Police Chief magazine, 58(5), pp.49-50. 
    • Editorial reviewer, Policing: An International Journal of Police Management and Strategy
    • Editorial reviewer, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 
    • Editorial reviewer, Homicide Studies. 
    • Former editorial reviewer, The Police Chief

    Textbooks and book chapters 

    • Browne, D., Holloway, R., Hough, R., Martinez, M., McGovern, J. (Eds.). (2014). Introduction to Criminal Justice. USA: Words of Wisdom, LLC. University Press. 
    • Hough, R. (2014). Introduction to criminal justice. In Browne, D., Holloway, R., Hough, R., Martinez, M., McGovern, J. (Eds.), Introduction to Criminal Justice (pp. 1-19). USA: Words of Wisdom, LLC. University Press. 
    • Hough, R. (2014). Juvenile justice. In Browne, D., Holloway, R., Hough, R., Martinez, M., McGovern, J. (Eds.), Introduction to Criminal Justice (pp. 164-178). USA: Words of Wisdom, LLC. University Press. 
    • Fitzgibbons, P., Hough, R., Kaminsky, I., Neumeyer, G., Newell, F., Newman, R. (Eds.). (2014). Introduction to Corrections. USA: Words of Wisdom, LLC. University Press. 
    • Hough, R. (2014). Legal issues in corrections. In Fitzgibbons, P., Hough, R., Kaminsky, I., Neumeyer, G., Newell, F., Newman, R. (Eds.). Introduction to Corrections (pp. 84-99) USA: Words of Wisdom, LLC. University Press. 
    • Hough, R. (2014). Juvenile corrections. In Fitzgibbons, P., Hough, R., Kaminsky, I., Neumeyer, G., Newell, F., Newman, R. (Eds.). Introduction to Corrections (pp. 144-159) USA: Words of Wisdom, LLC. University Press. 

    Published Conference Proceedings 

    • Hough, R. & Tatum, K. (2013). “Take a Breath: a Pause to Prevent Escalation.” Conference Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group Annual Meeting. 
    • Hough, R., & Tatum, K. (2012). “Confrontational Homicide.” Conference Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group Annual Meeting. 

    Other Publications 

    • Hough, Richard M. (2011) Homicide entry for African Americans and Criminal Justice, an encyclopedia. 
    • Former Quarterly column contributor to Corrections.com on Security Threat Groups and Gangs. 
    • Hough, Richard. (2007, December 24). Safety in Numbers. Corrections Connection Online journal 
    • Hough, Richard. (2006). Total Quality Management in the Alabama Department of Youth Services, 2006. Technical Report 
    • Hough, Richard. (2004, August 30). Security and Facility Management and Personnel: A Critical Connection. Corrections Connection Online journal 
    • Hough, Richard. (2003, August 18). Correctional Facility Design: Can You Get There from Here? Corrections Connection. Online journal 
    • Hough, Richard. (1996). Kung Fu and the Cop. Inside Kung Fu magazine. 
    • Twenty-four text book and prospectus reviews. 

Keywords: Key words: homicide, best corrections practices, juvenile detention facilities, “American Homicide,” juvenile justice in Florida, county jail construction and operation, police use of force, pepper spray and police use, developing police partners

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