Tarik Gungor

DPhil Criminology

Other affiliations

Exeter College Law Faculty


Tarik is currently a DPhil student at the Centre for Criminology. His research is concerned with politics of crime and focuses on the interdependence between criminalisation and criminological theories. He holds a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Oxford, a law degree from the University of Munster (Germany) and is admitted to the bar in Germany. 

Prior to returning to academia, Tarik worked for over five years as a lawyer in an international law firm in Chicago and Frankfurt. He is specialised in white collar crimes and advises and defends individuals as well as corporations in that area. His expertise ranges from tax evasion, fraud, and embezzlement to complex corporate crimes such as market manipulation, insider trading, and data protection violations. Most recently he was one of the leading attorneys investigating the diesel emissions scandal. He has ample experience in internal investigations, negotiations with public prosecutors, and court hearings as well as designing and implementing criminal compliance systems for corporations.  He delivered several presentations to academic and professional audiences on white collar crimes, criminal compliance, and defence strategies over the years, inter alia at the University of Leipzig and part of lawyer trainings programs.

Tarik's research interests comprise politics of crime, criminological theory, philosophy of law, and criminal law and procedure. He is member of the British Society of Criminology, Kriminologische Gesellschaft, and International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Criminology