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Michael Levi graduated from Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton Universities and has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University since 1991. He has researched the control of white-collar and organised crime, corruption and money laundering/financing of terrorism since 1972. His books include The Phantom Capitalists; Regulating Fraud; and Drugs and Money. Recent distinctions include the Distinguished Scholarship award of the International Association for the Study of Organised Crime (2013); the Sellin-Glueck prize for international and comparative criminology, American Society of Criminology (2014); and Runner-Up for the Economic and Social Research Council’s International Impact Prize (2017). He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales; a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; and Senior Research Fellow, RAND Europe
He has recently completed work on the detection of insider cyber threats and pathways to cyber-enabled fraud; co-led an evaluation of the criminalisation of organised crime membership and special investigative measures in the EU; researched the extent and impact of bank de-risking and the process and impact of anti-money laundering evaluations. Current projects include the detection and prevention of online mass marketing frauds; and how domestic and transnational bribery are financed.
Public Positions and Roles in last four years
Member, UK Cabinet Office Counter-Fraud Cross Sector Advisory Board; Committee Member, European Criminal Law Association – ECLA (UK); Member, Center for Global Development Working Group on Illicit Money Flows; Advisory Group Member, Internet-Facilitated Organised Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA), EC3, and Serious Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA), Europol; Scientific Expert, Ad hoc Drafting Group on Transnational Organised Crime (PC-GR-COT), Council of Europe; Member, Group of Experts on Corruption, European Union; Member Strategic Advisory Group, RCUK’s Partnership in Conflict, Crime & Security Research; Member, Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market, US National Academy of Sciences; Non-executive member, Crime Statistics Advisory Committee, UK Statistics Authority.
The Phantom Capitalists: the Organisation and Control of Long-Firm Fraud, 2nd edition https://www.routledge.com/The-Phantom-Capitalists-The-Organization-and-Control-of-Long-Firm-Fraud/Levi/p/book/9780754645160
Levi, M., Reuter, P. and Halliday, T (2017). ‘Can the AML/CTF System Be Evaluated Without Better Data?’ Crime, Law and Social Change, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10611-017-9757-4
Levi, M ‘Assessing the trends, scale and nature of economic cybercrimes’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 67(1): 3-20. DOI: 10.1007/s10611-016-9645-3.
Levi, M., Doig, A., Gundur, R. Wall, D. and Williams, M. ‘Cyberfraud and the Implications for Effective Risk-Based Responses: Themes from UK Research’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 67 (1): 77-96. First online. DOI: 10.1007/s10611-016-9648-0.
Levi, M. ‘States, Frauds, and the Threat of Transnational Organized Crime’, Journal of International Affairs, Fall/Winter, 66 (1): 37-48. ISSN: 0022-197X http://www.jstor.org/stable/24388250
Drivers & Impacts of Derisking, Artingstall, D., Dove, N., Howell, J., and Levi, M. (2016) London: Financial Conduct Authority. https:/www.fca.org.uk/your-fca/documents/research/drivers-impacts-of-derisking.
The Implications of Economic Cybercrime for Policing, Levi, M., Doig, A., Gundur. R., Wall, D., and Williams, M., London: City of London Corporation. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/business/economic-research-and-information/research-publications/Pages/The-implications-of-economic-crime-for-policing.aspx
Unintended Consequences of Anti–Money Laundering Policies for Poor Countries, http://www.cgdev.org/sites/default/files/CGD-WG-Report-Unintended-Consequences-AML-Policies-2015.pdf
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