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NCJ Number: 229572 Find in a Library
Title: Official Corruption During China's Economic Transition: Historical Patterns, Characteristics, and Government Reactions
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:72-88
Author(s): Xiaogang Deng; Lening Zhang; Andrea Leverentz
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using data from China's official data sources and secondary data sources from Chinese scholars, this study examined the historical patterns and characteristics of corruption in contemporary China.
Abstract: Using available information and data, this study examines the historical patterns and characteristics of official corruption in contemporary China. The study identifies four waves of official corruption associated with different stages of the nation's economic reform. Each wave of corruption has different forms and targets. In our analysis, the general trend is that as the nation's economic reforms move forward, official corruption in China is becoming more serious and pervasive with more money and higher ranked officials involved in corruption cases. This is raising a serious challenge to Chinese authorities who have shown a willingness and effort to control official corruption. We conclude that without fundamental political reform, official corruption is not likely to be controlled in China. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corruption of public officials
Index Term(s): China; Crime in foreign countries; Criminal justice research; Economic crime models; Economic influences; Foreign government officials
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