Understanding and Preventing Corruption

Understanding and Preventing Corruption

Hardback Crime Prevention and Security Management

By (author) Adam Graycar, By (author) Tim Prenzler

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 218mm x 18mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 1137335084
  • ISBN 13: 9781137335081
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 459,815

Product description

This readily accessible guide addresses key issues in the international problem of public and private sector corruption. Despite the growth in interest of corruption in government and politics, few studies have focused on the practical questions of how to combat corruption. Graycar and Prenzler address these deficits by connecting analyses about the nature and causes of corruption with strategies for effective corruption reduction. Using a variety of international case studies, this text explores the range of harms caused by corruption and the opportunity factors that allow corruption to occur in diverse forms and locations. Presenting an innovative evidence-based framework, Graycar and Prenzler examine the lessons which can be learnt, exploring corruption prevention strategies in the areas of criminal justice, government procurement, public health and town planning. Understanding and Preventing Corruption is distinctive in its application of situational crime prevention and presentation of practical strategies to minimise misconduct, and will be a valuable resource to scholars in Criminology, Law, Politics and Economics as well as practitioners in the field of corruption, and lawyers, policy-makers and politicians more broadly.

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Author information

Adam Graycar is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption at the Australian National University, Australia. He has also served as Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, USA and Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra. Tim Prenzler is a Professor in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University Brisbane, Australia. In CEPS he manages the Integrity Systems Project and works in the Frontline Policing Project.

Table of contents

Part I: CORRUPTION IS COMPLEX 1. Describing Corruption 2. Understanding Corruption 3. Measuring Corruption Part II: DESIGNING COUNTER-MEASURES 4. The Architecture of Corruption Control 5. Applying Crime Prevention and Regulatory Theory to Corruption Part III: COMBATING AND REDUCING CORRUPTION 6. Preventing Corruption in Criminal Justice 7. Preventing Corruption in Public Sector Procurement 8. Preventing Corruption in Public Health 9. Designing out Corruption in Urban Planning