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Klaus von Lampe

Professor of Criminology, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Klaus von Lampe is professor of criminology at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Berlin, Germany. He has previously been a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

His research interests include the conceptual history and theory of organized crime, as well as empirical manifestations of organized crime, including the illegal cigarette trade and underworld power structures. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of numerous publications on organized and transnational crime and corruption.

For his book ‘Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance’ he has received the Outstanding Publication Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime.

  • Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Organized Crime (co-author: Arjan Blokland), Crime and Justice, 49, 2020, pp. 521-578
  • Transnational Crime: Patterns and Trends, in: Mangai Natarajan (ed.), International and Transnational Crime and Justice, 2nd. ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 169-174
  • The Ties That Bind: A Taxonomy of Associational Criminal Structures, in: Georgios A. Antonopoulos (ed.), Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Professor Dick Hobbs, Springer, 2016, pp. 19-35
  • Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2016
  • “I Wouldn’t Take My Chances on the Street”: Navigating Illegal Cigarette Purchases in the South Bronx (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Jacqueline Johnson, Andres F. Rengifo), Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 53(5), 2016, 654-680
  • The Grey Zones of Criminal Networks, in: Lars Korsell, Paul Larsson, Jan G. Christophersen (eds.), Ektraordinære Tider: Festskrift til Per Ole Johansen 70 år, Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2015, pp. 127-142
  • The Changing Role of China in the Global Illegal Cigarette Trade (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Anqi Shen and Georgios Antonopoulos), International Criminal Justice Review, 22(1), 2012, 43-67
  • The application of the framework of Situational Crime Prevention to ‘organized crime’, Criminology & Criminal Justice, 11(2), 2011, 145-163
  • Organised Crime and Trust: On the conceptualization and empirical relevance of trust in the context of criminal networks (co-author: Per Ole Johansen), Global Crime, 6(2), 2004, 159-184
  • Not a Process of Enlightenment: The Conceptual History of Organized Crime in Germany and the United States of America, Forum on Crime and Society, 1(2), 2001, 99-116

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