- 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
- American Society of Criminology
- International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)
organised crime, police corruption, Outlaw motorcycle gangs, corruption, social network analysis, QUT Centre for Justice
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 Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance. Most of Mark’s current research focuses on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He is the former host of the New Books in Terrorism and Organised Crime podcast.
- Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
- Corruption and accountability.
- Dark Networks.
- Organised crime.
- JSB266 Official Corruption and White Collar Crime
- JSB261 Theories of Government
- JSN165 Policy and Governance
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 p69-87
- Lauchs M, Keast R, Keast R, Chamberlain D, (2012) Resilience of a corrupt police network: the first and second jokes in Queensland, Crime, Law and Social Change p195-207
- Lauchs M, Keast R, Keast R, Le V, (2011) The motivation and structure of corrupt police networks: theorising the dark side of the 'thin blue line', Presented at: 15th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management
- Lauchs M, Keast R, Keast R, Yousefpour N, (2011) Corrupt police networks: Uncovering hidden relationship patterns, functions and roles, Policing and Society p110-127
- Dean G, Bell P, Lauchs M, (2010) Conceptual framework for managing knowledge of police deviance, Policing and Society p204-222
- Lauchs M, (2010) The return of manhood suffrage to Queensland, 1863 - 1872, Journal of Australian Colonial History p117-142
- Lauchs M, Keast R, Keast R, 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 M, (2007) Rational Avoidance of Accountability, QUT Law Review p295-304
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