Mike Sutton was a reader in criminology at Nottingham Trent University, Nottinghamshire, England; director of the Nottingham Centre for Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes, Bias and Prejudice and co-founder and general editor of the Internet Journal of Criminology. He was formerly senior research officer at the U.K. Home Office Policing Research Group. Sutton was the 1999 co-recipient of the prestigious British Journal of Criminology Prize for an article he wrote on hi-tech crime that was judged to have most significantly contributed to the knowledge and understanding of criminological issues. He is the originator of the Market Reduction Approach to theft. For more than a decade, Sutton has conducted research into stolen goods markets for several U.K. police forces and has written extensively about how police services can best understand and tackle local stolen goods markets. Sutton holds a law degree with honors and doctorate in criminology from the University of Central Lancashire in England.