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NCJ Number: 184684 Find in a Library
Title: Corruption: The International Experience and Activities (From Responding to the Challenges of Corruption, P 235-239, 2000, Anna A. del Frate and Giovanni Pasqua, eds. -- See NCJ-184664)
Author(s): Alberto Bradanini
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
10127 Torino, Italy
United Nations Publications
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United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Italy
Annotation: This chapter reviews the international experience and activities regarding corruption.
Abstract: The international dimension of corruption has gained in significance with the growing globalization of markets of services, goods, and people, accompanied by the internationalization of illegal activities. Reducing corruption is a priority at both national and global levels and requires political will, concerted efforts, exchange of experience, and adoption of consistent tools for suppression and prevention. The problem of corruption is exacerbated by the involvement of organized crime, through extortion and infiltration into the legitimate economy. Strategies to reduce corruption should be extended to criminal justice but should concentrate on non-penal sanctions, prevention, increasing awareness, education and developing a civic political culture. The basic principles of the UN Global Programme are: (1) the corruption monitoring protocol; (2) analysis of the organized crime-corruption nexus; (3) operations of the criminal and civil justice systems in confronting corruption; (4) promoting prevention; and (5) improving mutual legal assistance, especially as regards facilitating extradition and investigation.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Criminal infiltration of business; Extortion; Extradition; International agreements; International cooperation; Investigative powers; Organized crime; United Nations standards; World criminology
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