Professor Michael Levi

Professor Michael Levi


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Honours and awards

International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC) 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award

ESRC Professorial Fellowship 2007-2010

Professional memberships

Learned Societies

  • Elected to Association for Learned Societies in Social Sciences (2006-)
  • Member of Executive Committee and Council, British Society of Criminology 1990-2005
  • Member, Council of Europe Criminological and Scientific Council
  • Chair Wales & the West branch, British Society of Criminology (1995-2005)
  • Elected to Board of European Society of Criminology 2006-8
  • Programme Planning Committee, American Society of Criminology 2006-7
  • Fellows Committee, American Society of Criminology, 2006-7
  • Board member, European Society of Criminology

Other "Evidence of Esteem" 2002-2008 e.g. consultancies, journal editorships, membership of national and international research bodies, advice to government etc:

  • 2013- Member, US National Academy of Sciences Committee, Illicit Tobacco Market: Collection and Analysis of the International Experience
  • 2012- President, US National White-Collar Crime Research Consortium
  • 2011- Member, Group of Experts on Corruption, European Commission
  • 2011- Non-executive member, Independent Crime Statistics Advisory Committee, UK Statistics Authority and ONS
  • 2011- Member, Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
  • 2011- Advisory Board, Transparency International National Integrity Study
  • 2011-  Member, Economics and Resource Analysis Unit Advisory Panel on Security and Civil Liberties, Home Office
  • 2010- Member, Organised Crime Council, World Economic Forum
  • 2010- Member, Peer Review College, Economic and Social Research Council
  • 2010- Advisor, Identity Crime Strategic Threat Assessment, National Fraud Authority
  • 2009- Member, Economics and Resource Analysis Unit Advisory Panel on Crime and Policing, Home Office
  • 2009- Member, Expert Group for Review of Serious Organised Crime, Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, UK
  • 2009- Advisory Panel, Audit Commission review of Protecting the Public Purse
  • 2008-2010 Advisory Panel, UK Drug Policy Commission
  • 2007-2008  Member, EC Money Laundering Statistics Sub-Group
  • 2007-  Member, EC Proceeds of Crime Confiscation Expert Working Group and Asset Recovery Office Working Group
  • Awarded the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology's Outstanding Achievement Award
  • ESRC representative on ESRC/EPSRC team assessing research proposals on technology and crime reduction (MIAP initiative)
  • Editor in chief, Criminology and Criminal Justice (official journal of British Society of Criminology)
  • Senior criminology editor, Crime, Law and Social Change.
  • Editorial board member: British Journal of Criminology; European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research; Global Crime; Howard Journal of Criminal Justice; and Security Journal
  • Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Law & Society
  • Reviewer for international journals including Australia & New Zealand Journal of Criminology and Law & Society Review, as well as for some international NGOs and international publishers such as Oxford UP (UK and US), McGill University Press (Canada), Edward Elgar, Kluwer, Sage, Springer.
  • Reviewer of research proposals for Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Killam Fellowships, ESRC, Arts & Humanities Board, Leverhulme.
  • External Member, Cambridge Institute of Criminology Teaching and Learning Review
  • External adviser, LSE Promotions Committee
  • Requested referee by several Australian and US Universities (e.g. ANU, Boston, California at Irvine, Melbourne, Penn State) for promotions to Full Professorship.
  • Chair, Wales & West of England Branch, Executive Committee and Council, British Society of Criminology
  • Committee Member, Association for Combating Fraud in Europe
  • UK academic representative, Falcone Organised Crime Research Committee of European Commission     
  • Scientific Expert Advisor to Council of Europe on Organised Crime
  • Honorary Fellow, Society of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Adviser to the Statistics Commission on measurement of financial and organised crime (member of 'Scientific College')
  • Adviser to Prime Minister's Strategy Unit on confiscation of proceeds of crime.
  • Elected sole British member of Council of Europe's Criminological and Scientific Research Committee
  • Member, Council of Europe Reflections Committee on the 1990 Money-Laundering Convention
  • Consultant to the Commission for Africa on the prevention and recovery of the proceeds of corruption
  • Organised academic seminars for senior management of Serious and Organised Crime Agency
  • Senior policy adviser on law enforcement issues, Transparency International
  • Member of Law Society Money Laundering Task Force
  • Specialist Parliamentary Adviser, Welsh Affairs Committee, on Policing and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales
  • Member, Home Office Consultative Group on Identity Fraud
  • National Audit Office panel for the National Audit Office and HM Treasury Guide: Good Practice in Tackling External Fraud
  • Fraud Advisory Panel's Sub-Committee Reviewing Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives in the UK
  • Expert Advisory Group to UK Information Commissioner
  • Invited to participate in Cybercrime Foresight Panel work for DTI
  • Reviewer of Council of Europe's Annual Organised Crime Report
  • Interviewee for Organised Crime Threat Assessment Reports by Europol and by the US National Intelligence Committee.
  • 1991-          Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University;
  • 1989-1991: Reader in Criminology, University of Wales, Cardiff;
  • 1987-1989: Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University College, Cardiff;
  • 1975-1987: Lecturer in Criminology, University College Cardiff.

Professor Levi chairs the Crime, Security and Justice Research Theme.

Professor Michael Levi takes 30 seconds out to talk to SOCSI TV about his research activity. Watch the video here.