Dr Michael Woodiwiss

About me

Michael Woodiwiss joined UWE in 1996. He holds a degree in US history from the University of Essex and an M.Phil from the University of Sheffield. He obtained a D.Phil in History from UWE in 2003 and became a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2004. His main research interests are the study of organized crime, corporate crime, and corruption and the attempts to control all these types of criminal activity. He collaborates with organized crime control specialists in Europe and the United States, and intends to extend these collaborations with colleagues from the rest of the world. 

He has published papers in the British Journal of Criminology, Global Crime, The International Criminal Justice Review, book chapters in edited volumes, and articles in newspaper and magazines. All of his books have been published in Britain and North America and his latest book, Gangster Capitalism (Constable & Robinson, 2007) has appeared in Italian and Brazilian Portuguese. He is currently editing a special issue of the journal Trends in Organized Crime which consists of interviews with practitioners, theorists, and investigative journalists who witnessed the creation of organized crime control laws.  ​


 

 

Area of expertise

The study of organized crime, corporate crime, and corruption and the attempts to control all these types of criminal activity.

My Publications