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Associate Professor Mark Lauchs

Faculty of Law,
School of Justice


Associate Professor Mark Lauchs
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Policy and Administration
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)

organised crime, police corruption, Outlaw motorcycle gangs, corruption, social network analysis, CJRC

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Background Mark joined the School of Justice Studies as an Associate Lecturer in 2004. He previously worked in the Queensland state government in policy and project roles associated with accountability and the justice system. He completed a PhD on the history of public sector ethics and accountability in Queensland through Queensland University of Technology. Mark is the Coordinator of the Policy and Governance Major, of the Bachelor of Justice degree, and the Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance. Most of Mark’s current research focuses on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He is the host of the New Books in Terrorism and Organised Crime podcast.

Research interests

  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • Corruption and accountability.
  • Dark Networks.
  • Organised crime.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mark Lauchs.


  • JSB266 Official Corruption and White Collar Crime
  • JSB261 Theories of Government
  • JSB379 Political Practice
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mark Lauchs.


Mark worked as a bureaucrat in the Queensland State Government for 17 years before joining the School of Justice.

He worked in policy, projects and research including 18 months as the Director of the Ethics and Integrity Unit of the Office of the Public Service Commissioner.


This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mark Lauchs.


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