Thinking about Organised Crime

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RUSImotifMichael Levi will explore different conceptions of 'organised crime' and their implications for threat perceptions and realities. He will  analyse the economic and physical costs of varied forms of organised crime, the differences between measuring costs of and estimating benefits from organised crime, and the implications for current and future strategies for combating their manifestations at the international, national and sub-national level.

Michael Levi is professor of criminology in Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.  He has been conducting international research on the control of white-collar and organised crime, corruption and money laundering since 1972, and has published widely on these subjects. He is a member of the European Commission's Group of Experts on Corruption, of the World Economic Forum's Illicit Trade and Organised Crime Council, and of the US National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market. He has served as an adviser to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit on organised crime and money laundering issues.  He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

This event is part of a RUSI Journal-Von Hügel Institute lecture series exploring the interplay between organised crime and security.

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