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(b. 1947, Essex, England). M.Sc., London School of Economics; B.Sc. Sociology, London University.

Tilley is Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, England, and Visiting Professor at University College London in the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science. Since 1992, he has also worked with the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate as Research Consultant. As a result of this work, an annual prize for problem-oriented policing, the Tilley Award, has been named after him and funded by the Home Office since 1998.

His primary contributions to the field of evaluation have been the conceptualization and explication of realist evaluation and the use of evaluation in the field of criminology. Primary influences for his work are Karl Popper and his writings on the open society, piecemeal ...

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