Preventing Corruption Investigation, Enforcement and Governance

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-13
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Preventing Corruption explores the problems involved in the contemporary investigation, enforcement and governance of international corruption, identifying that no one country or culture has a monopoly on corruption, as it ranges across the social spectrum and different cultures.

This unique international coverage explores the level of corruption in different public and private sectors of business for individuals and organizations around the world and highlights that some individuals and organizations benefit from corruption regardless of geographical location. It also examines the limits of current anti-corruption strategies, laws and conventions and considers the involvement of western democratic states in corruption, the concept of state capture and the corrupt use of private military organizations in conflict zones around the world.

This diverse critical analysis of international corruption includes under-explored areas such as bribery, whistle blowing and the use of private bodies and will be a highly valuable tool for scholars and practitioners alike.

Author Biography

Graham Brooks is Assistant Director at the Centre for Counter Fraud and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He recently co-authored Fraud, Corruption and Sport (Palgrave, 2013).

David Walsh is Assistant Head of the School of Law and Criminology at the University of Derby, UK.

Chris Lewis is Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Hakkyong Kim is Professor of Police Administration at Keimyung University, Republic of Korea.

Table of Contents

Outline of book
1. Defining corruption
2. Measuring corruption
3. Explaining corruption 4. International compliance: The limitations to legislation
5. Encouraging Exposure
6. Threats, persuasion and sanctions as an aid to tackling corruption
7. State capture, corruption and the use of force
8. Private organisations as an extension of government power
9. Is all corruption bad? Understanding individual and organisational vested self-interest
Final reflections
Final thoughts: The Prevention of Corruption

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