Nick Tilley is professor of sociology at Nottingham Trent University and visiting professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London. He was for over ten years a research consultant to the Research Development and Statistics directorate of the British Home Office. His research interests lie in policing, crime prevention and program evaluation methodology. He has played a significant part in introducing problem-oriented policing in the United Kingdom and has written widely about issues in problem-oriented policing. The Tilley Awards are made annually by the British Home Office for the most outstanding examples of problem-oriented work in the United Kingdom.