Professor Michael Levi
Michael Levi has degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff Universities and has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University since 1991. He has been conducting international research on the control of fraud and organised crime, corruption and money laundering/ financing of terrorism since 1972, and has conducted a large range of studies on these for the private and public sectors, publishing widely on these subjects as well as editing major journals. In addition to his academic post, he is a Senior Research Fellow, Rand Europe and an Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute. His pioneering research has led to his election to the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), and the Sellin-Glueck award of the American Society of Criminology in 2014.
He is actively involved in global public policy involving business and crime and his current posts include President, US National White-Collar Crime Research Consortium; and Member of: Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market, US National Academy of Sciences; Scientific Expert on Transnational Organised Crime, Council of Europe; European Commission Group of Experts on Corruption; Illicit Trade and Organised Crime Council, World Economic Forum; UK Statistics Authority Crime Statistics Advisory Committee (especially fraud and eCrime); and Home Office economics panels. He has recently collaborated with the IMF on the process of country money laundering evaluation, and is currently engaged in major research projects for CPNI and Research Councils on insider and outsider eCrime threats.