- 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
- International Network for Social Network Analysis
- Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology
- International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)
- Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE)
organised crime, police corruption, Outlaw motorcycle gangs, corruption, social network analysis
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. He also teaches in the “International Policing” program which forms the major component of the Bachelor of Justice Degree for the Singapore Police.
Most of Mark’s publications relate to the link between police corruption and organised crime. His is also a member of the Higher Education Research Network (HERN).
He is the host of the New Books in Terrorism and Organised Crime podcast.
- Corruption and accountability.
- Dark Networks.
- Organised crime.
- Work Integrated Learning and simulation in teaching.
- JSB258 Official Corruption
- JSB261 Theories of Government
- JSZ905 Asian Economic Crime
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.
- Le V, Lauchs M, (2013) Models of South-East Asian organised crime drug operations in Queensland, Asian Journal of Criminology: an interdisciplinary journal on crime, law and deviance in Asia p69-87
- Lauchs M, Keast R, Chamberlain D, (2012) Resilience of a corrupt police network: the first and second jokes in Queensland, Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal p195-207
- Lauchs M, Keast R, Le V, (2011) The motivation and structure of corrupt police networks: theorising the dark side of the 'thin blue line', 15th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management
- Lauchs MA, Keast RL, Yousefpour N, (2011) Corrupt police networks: Uncovering hidden relationship patterns, functions and roles, Policing and Society: an international journal of research and policy p110-127
- Dean GJ, Bell PJ, Lauchs MA, (2010) Conceptual framework for managing knowledge of police deviance, Policing and Society p204-222
- Lauchs MA, (2010) The return of manhood suffrage to Queensland, 1863 - 1872, Journal of Australian Colonial History p117-142
- Lauchs MA, Keast RL, Yousefpour N, (2009) Predatory police: the roles of ethics and networks as mediating factors, Proceedings of the 13th International Research Society for Public Management Conference (IRSPM XIII) p1-15
- Lauchs MA, (2007) Rational Avoidance of Accountability, Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal p295-304
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.