Michael Woodiwiss

Senior Lecturer in American History, University of the West of England

I am a Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of the West of England with a particular interest in organized crime, corporate crime and institutional corruption.

A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, my main publications include : Crime, Crusades and Corruption: Prohibitions in the United States, 1900-1987 (1988), Organized Crime and American Power: A History (2001), and Gangster Capitalism: The United States and the Global Rise of Organized Crime (2005). Recently I completed a policy paper for History and Policy, available at: http://www.historyandpolicy.org/papers/policy-paper-138.html

Experience

  • 1996–present
    Dr, University of the West of England

Education

  • 2003 
    University of the West of England, DPhil
  • 1983 
    University of Sheffield , MPhil
  • 1978 
    University of Essex , BA Hons

Publications

  • 2009
    Organized Evil and the Atlantic Alliance: Moral Panics and teh Rhetoric of Organized Crime Policing in America and Britain, British Journal of Criminology
  • 2005
    Gangster Capitalism: The United States and the Global Rise of Organized Criime , Constable and Robinson
  • 2001
    Organized Crime and American Power: A History , University of Toronto Press
  • 1988
    Crime, Crusades and Corruption: Prohibitions in the United States, 1900-1987, Pinter

Grants and Contracts

  • 2008
    History of 'aboriginal organized crime in a cross-border context
    Role:
    Project Manager
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme