Klaus von Lampe

Klaus von Lampe

Klaus von Lampe
Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8249
Room number: 
422.24T

Education

PhD    1998    Goethe University Frankfurt and Main, Germany
MA     1989    Free University Berlin, Germany

JD       1988   Free University Berlin, Germany

Bio

Klaus von Lampe is a Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration. He graduated from the law and political science programs at Free University Berlin, Germany, and received his doctoral degree (PhD equivalent degree in jurisprudence/criminology) from Goethe University Frankfurt and Main, Germany, with a dissertation on the concept and theory of organized crime in the United States. He conducted a significant part of the research for his thesis as a Research Fellow at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Newark, New Jersey. While writing his dissertation he practiced law as an attorney. Prior to coming to John Jay College in 2008, he worked for several years as a researcher at Free University Berlin.

He has conducted research on the emergence and functioning of illegal markets and illegal power structures, taking the illegal cigarette trade as a case study. Other research interests include drug trafficking, strategic crime analysis, crime prevention, and international law enforcement cooperation.

Dr. von Lampe is the author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed book Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governance (Sage, 2016). He is editor-in-chief of Trends in Organized Crime, a member of the editorial board of Crime, Law and Social Change, co-editor of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium book series, and host of the Organized Crime Research website (www.organized-crime.de).

Publications

Articles (selection)
Identifying counterfeit cigarette packs using ultraviolet irradiation and light microscopy (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Yi He, Yanlei Li), Tobacco Control, 26(1), 2017, 29-33
The illegal cigarette trade in New York City (co-author: Marin Kurti), Trends in Organized Crime, 19(3&4), 2016, 329-350
"I Wouldn't Take My Chances on the Street": Navigating Illegal Cigarette Purchases in the South Bronx (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Jacqueline Johnson, Andres F. Rengifo), Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 53(5), 2016, 654-680
Spring Breaks and Cigarette Tax Noncompliance: Evidence From a New York City College Sample (co-authors: Kimberly Consroe, Marin Kurti, David Merriman), Nicotine and Tobacco Research 18(8), 2016, 1773-1779
Big business: scale of operation, organizational size, and the level of integration into the legal economy as key parameters for understanding the development of illegal enterprises, Trends in Organized Crime, 18(4), 2015, 289-310
Investigation of Lead and Cadmium in Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized in the United States (co-authors: Yi He, Laura Wood, Marin Kurti), Food and Chemical Toxicology, 81, 2015, 40-45
The Intended and Unintended Consequences of a Legal Measure to Cut the Flow of Illegal Cigarettes Into New York City: The Case of the South Bronx (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Jacqueline Johnson), American Journal of Public Health, 105(4), 2015, 750-756
Land of opportunities: The illicit trade in cigarettes in the United States, (co-authors: Marin Kurti, John Bae), in: P.C. van Duyne, J. Harvey, G.A. Antonopoulos, K. von Lampe, A. Maljevic, A. Markovska (eds.), Corruption, Greed and Crime Money: Sleaze and Shady Economy in Europe and Beyond, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2014, pp. 267-289
Transnational Organized Crime in Europe, in: P. Reichel, J. Albanese (eds.), Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview from Six Continents, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014, pp. 75-92
Kuaguo youzuzhi fanzui yanjiu de zuixin qushi (Recent Trends in the Study of Transnational Organized Crime), Fan zui yan jiu (Chinese Criminology Review), 33(3), 2013, 89-97
The illegal cigarette market in a socioeconomically deprived inner-city area: the case of the South Bronx (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Douglas Thompkins), Tobacco Control, 22(2), 2013, 138-140
Fears and forecasts: Notions about future trends in the early phases of the German debate on organised crime revisited, in: P.C. van Duyne, J. Harvey, G.A. Antonopoulos, K. von Lampe, A. Maljevic, J. Spencer (eds.), Human dimensions in organised crime, money laundering and corruption, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013, 25-49
Transnational organized crime challenges for future research, Crime, Law and Social Change, 58(2), 2012, 179-194
The Changing Role of China in the Global Illegal Cigarette Trade (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Anqi Shen and Georgios Antonopoulos), International Criminal Justice Review, 22(1), 2012, 43-67
The Application of the Framework of Situational Crime Prevention to ‘Organized Crime’, Criminology & Criminal Justice, 11(2), 2011, 149-168
Re-conceptualizing transnational organized crime: Offenders as problem solvers, International Journal of Security and Terrorism, 2(1), 2011, 1-23
'The Dragon Breathes Smoke': Cigarette Counterfeiting in the People's Republic of China (co-authors: Anqi Shen and Georgios Antonopoulos), British Journal of Criminology, 50(2), 2010, 239-258
Human capital and social capital in criminal networks: introduction to the special issue on the 7th Blankensee Colloquium, Trends in Organized Crime, 12(2), 2009, 93-100
The study of organised crime: An assessment of the state of affairs, in: Karsten Ingvaldsen, Vanja Lundgren Sorli (eds.), Organised Crime: Norms, markets, regulation and research, Oslo: Unipub, 2009, 165-211
Organised crime research in Europe: development and stagnation, in: P. C. van Duyne, J. Harvey, A. Maljevic, M. Scheinost, K. von Lampe (eds.), European crime-markets at cross-roads: Extended and extending criminal Europe, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2008, 17-41
Criminals are not alone: Some observations on the social microcosm of illegal entrepreneurs, in: P. C. van Duyne, A. Maljevic, M. van Dijck, K. von Lampe, J. Harvey (eds.), Crime Business and Crime Money in Europe: The Dirty Linen of Illicit Enterprise, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2007, 131-155
Organised Crime is... Findings from a cross-national review of literature (co-authors: Maarten van Dijck, Rob Hornsby, Anna Markina, Karen Verpoest), in: P. C. van Duyne, A. Maljevic, M. van Dijck, K. von Lampe, J. Newell (eds.), The Organisation of Crime for Profit: Conduct, Law and Measurement, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2006, 17-42
Gewaltandrohung und Gewaltanwendung im Kontext organisierter Kriminalität (The threat and use of violence in the context of organized crime), in: W. Heitmeyer, M. Schröttle (eds.), Gewalt: Beschreibungen, Analysen, Prävention, Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 2006, 412-421
The Interdisciplinary Dimensions of the Study of Organized Crime, Trends in Organized Crime, 9(3), 2006, 77-95
Explaining the emergence of the cigarette black market in Germany, in: P. C. van Duyne, K. von Lampe, M. van Dijck, J. Newell (eds.), The Organised Crime Economy: Managing Crime Markets in Europe, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2005, 209-229
Organized Crime in Europe, in: Philip Reichel (ed.), Handbook of Transnational Crime & Justice, Thousand Oaks, CA, et al.: Sage Publications, 2005, 403-424
Organised Crime and Trust: On the conceptualization and empirical relevance of trust in the context of criminal networks (co-author: Per Ole Johansen), Global Crime, 6(2), 2004, 159-184
Making the second step before the first: Assessing organized crime - The case of Germany, Crime, Law & Social Change, 42(4+5), 2004, 227-259

Books (selection)
Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2016
Narratives on Organised Crime in Europe: Criminals, Corrupters & Policy (co-editors: Petrus C. van Duyne, Miroslav Scheinost, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey), Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2016
The Relativity of Wrongdoing (co-editors: Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Georgios Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey), Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2015
Corruption, Greed and Crime Money: Sleaze and Shady Economy in Europe and Beyond (co-editors: Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Almir Maljevic, Anna Markovska), Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2014
Human dimensions in organised crime, money laundering and corruption (co-editors: Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Almir Maljevic, Jon Spencer), Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013
Usual and unusual organising criminals in Europe and beyond: Profitable crimes, from underworld to upper world - Liber Amicorum Petrus van Duyne (co-editors: Georgios Antonopoulos, Marc Groenhuijsen, Jackie Harvey, Tijs Kooijmans, Almir Maljevic), Apeldoorn: Maklu, 2011
 

Book Chapters (selection)
The role of the German foreign intelligence service BND in fighting organised crime, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Miroslav Scheinost, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey, Klaus von Lampe (eds.), Narratives on Organised Crime in Europe: Criminals, Corrupters & Policy , Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2016, pp. 247-272
The Ties That Bind: A Taxonomy of Associational Criminal Structures, in: Georgios A. Antonopoulos (ed.), Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Professor Dick Hobbs, Springer, 2016, pp. 19-35
The Grey Zones of Criminal Networks, in: Lars Korsell, Paul Larsson, Jan G. Christophersen (eds.), Ektraordinære Tider: Festskrift til Per Ole Johansen 70 år, Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2015, pp. 127-142
The Link between Poverty and Crime: Views from consumers in the cigarette black market in the South Bronx (co-authors: Marin Kurti, Jacqueline Johnson), in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Georgios Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey, Klaus von Lampe (eds.), The Relativity of Wrongdoing, Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2015, pp. 213-228
Land of opportunities: The illicit trade in cigarettes in the United States (co-authors: Marin Kurti, John Bae), in: P.C. van Duyne, J. Harvey, G.A. Antonopoulos, K. von Lampe, A. Maljevic, A. Markovska (eds.), Corruption, Greed and Crime Money: Sleaze and Shady Economy in Europe and Beyond, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2014, pp. 267-289
Transnational Organized Crime in Europe, in: P. Reichel, J. Albanese (eds.), Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview from Six Continents, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014, pp. 75-92
Fears and forecasts: Notions about future trends in the early phases of the German debate on organised crime revisited, in: P.C. van Duyne, J. Harvey, G.A. Antonopoulos, K. von Lampe, A. Maljevic, J. Spencer (eds.), Human dimensions in organised crime, money laundering and corruption, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013, pp. 25-49
The Practice of Transnational Organized Crime, in: Felia Allum and Stan Gilmour (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, London: Routledge, 2012, pp. 186-200
The Use of Models in the Study of Organised Crime, in: Georgios Antonopoulos, Marc Groenhuijsen, Jackie Harvey, Tijs Kooijmans, Almir Maljevic, Klaus von Lampe (eds.), Usual and unusual organising criminals in Europe and beyond: Profitable crimes, from underworld to upper world - Liber Amicorum Petrus van Duyne, Apeldoorn: Maklu, 2011, 291-306
The Illegal Cigarette Trade, in: Mangai Natarajan (ed.), International Crime and Justice, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 148-154
Preventing organised crime: the case of contraband cigarettes, in: Karen Bullock, Ronald V. Clarke, Nick Tilley (eds.), Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes, Cullompton, UK: Willan, 2010, pp. 35-57
Transnational organised crime connecting Eastern and Western Europe: Three case studies, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Stefano Donati, Jackie Harvey, Almir Maljevic and Klaus von Lampe (eds.), Crime, money and criminal mobility in Europe, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2009, 19-42
Criminals are not alone: Some observations on the social microcosm of illegal entrepreneurs, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Maarten van Dijck, Klaus von Lampe, Jackie Harvey (eds.), Crime Business and Crime Money in Europe: The Dirty Linen of Illicit Enterprise, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2007, pp. 131-155
Organised Crime is... Findings from a cross-national review of literature (co-authors: Maarten van Dijck, Rob Hornsby, Anna Markina, Karen Verpoest), in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Maarten van Dijck, Klaus von Lampe, James Newell (eds.), The Organisation of Crime for Profit: Conduct, Law and Measurement, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2006, pp. 17-42
Explaining the emergence of the cigarette black market in Germany, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Klaus von Lampe, Maarten van Dijck, James Newell (eds.), The Organised Crime Economy: Managing Crime Markets in Europe, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2005, pp. 209-229
Organized Crime in Europe, in: Philip Reichel (ed.), Handbook of Transnational Crime & Justice, Thousand Oaks, CA, et al.: Sage Publications, 2005, pp. 403-424
Measuring Organised Crime: A Critique of Current Approaches, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Matjaz Jager, Klaus von Lampe, James Newell (eds.), Threats and Phantoms of Organised Crime, Corruption and Terrorism: Critical European Perspectives, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2004, pp. 85-116
Criminally Exploitable Ties: A Network Approach to Organized Crime, in: Emilio C. Viano, José Magallanes, Laurent Bidel (eds.), Transnational Organized Crime: Myth, Power and Profit, Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2003, pp. 9-22
Organising the nicotine racket: Patterns of criminal cooperation in the cigarette black market in Germany, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Klaus von Lampe, James L. Newell (eds.), Criminal Finances and Organising Crime in Europe, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2003, 41-65
The trafficking in untaxed cigarettes in Germany: A case study of the social embeddedness of illegal markets, in: Petrus C. van Duyne, Klaus von Lampe, Nikos Passas (eds.), Upperworld and Underworld in Cross-Border Crime, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2002, pp. 141-161

Expertise

Organized and transnational crime; strategic crime analysis; crime prevention; international law enforcement cooperation