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Levi, Michael (1948–)

IN 2004, MICHAEL LEVI was a professor of criminology at Cardiff University in Wales, England. Levi has addressed the problem of financial havens and bank secrecy in his work, as well as the process and rewards of becoming a white-collar criminal. Levi earned a M.A. degree from the University of Oxford, a Diploma in Criminology from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, and finally a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton.

Most of Levi's research and writings have been about the prevention and criminal processing of white-collar and organized crime, including money laundering and asset confiscation. In 1997, he was chosen by the Strasbourg (France)-based Council of Europe to serve as its scientific expert on a new major initiative on organized crime. The ...

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