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NCJ Number: 184671 Find in a Library
Title: Achievements and Difficulties in the Fight Against Corruption (From Responding to the Challenges of Corruption, P 93-99, 2000, Anna A. del Frate and Giovanni Pasqua, eds. -- See NCJ-184664)
Author(s): George Serban
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
10127 Torino, Italy
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
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United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
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10127 Torino,
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Italy
Annotation: This chapter examines difficulties and successes in the fight against corruption as well as anti-corruption strategies.
Abstract: Included among the major risks accompanying corruption is the increased trafficking in dangerous materials (nuclear and chemical components and biological weapons), trafficking in drugs and trafficking in human beings. In addition, corruption is an illicit "added tax" for business which discourages foreign investment in developing and transitional countries. The chapter briefly describes anti-corruption efforts in Romania and the country's participation in international efforts. The chapter suggests, as measures useful in diminishing the effects of corruption: (1) promoting and adopting global standards concerning transparency and responsibility; (2) encouraging regional approaches; (3) promoting major structural reforms that eliminate the elements favoring corruption; (4) assumption by the private sector of a greater role in anti-corruption efforts; (5) enhanced international cooperation; and (6) greater anti-corruption efforts by civil society and by religious representatives and promotion of religious values and educational efforts throughout society.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Bribery; Community involvement; Corporate crimes; Corruption of public officials; International cooperation; Romania; United Nations standards; World criminology
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