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NCJ Number: 50199 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTION, DETECTION, AND CORRECTION OF CORRUPTION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT - A PRESENTATION OF POTENTIAL MODELS
Author(s): T R LYMAN; T W FLETCHER; J A GARDINER
Corporate Author: SRI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 8-0494-J-L3AA; 76-NI-99-0087
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT FOCUSES ON THE EXPERIENCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND CITIZENS' GROUPS IN PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO PROBLEMS OF OFFICAL CORRUPTION.
Abstract: THE PROBLEM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION AND FACTORS IN DIAGNOSING AND FIGHTING IT THROUGH LAWS AND POLICIES ARE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH MANAGERIAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND EXTERNAL REMEDIES. THE SCOPE, COST, AND CHARACTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION ARE OUTLINED. WHERE AND HOW TO START LOOKING FOR CORRUPTION AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR (I.E., MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS, RECORDS AND ACTIONS, ATTITUDES AND CLIMATES OF OPINION) ARE DISCUSSED AND SUBJECTIVE INDICATORS OF POSSIBLE CORRUPTION ARE IDENTIFIED. THE ROLE OF LAWS AND POLICIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IS REVIEWED WITH ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING: WHAT LAWS, FORMAL POLICIES, AND WRITTEN RULES CAN DO; CODES OF ETHICS; CONFLICT OF INTEREST LEGISLATION; DISCLOSURE POLICIES; DECLARATION OF INTEREST AND RELATED POLICIES; OPEN MEETING POLICIES; CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS; AND IMPLEMENTING LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES. FOLLOWING A DISCUSSION OF REMEDIES IN MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, EXTERNAL SOURCES OF CORRUPTION CONTROL ARE EXAMINED, INCLUDING CITIZEN WATCHDOG GROUPS, INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, AND PUBLIC INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE A MODEL CODE OF ETHICS, AN EXAMPLE OF A FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM, SAMPLE POLICIES REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF PUBLIC HEARINGS. TABLES DETAIL VARIETIES OF CORRUPTION, THE COST OF BRIBES, CORRUPTION SCENARIOS, DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLISTS AND INDICATORS, A SAMPLE SURVEY INSTRUMENT, THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS, AND RELATED INFORMATION. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Corruption of public officials; Crime detection; Crime prevention measures; Local government; Procedure manuals
Note: PROGRAM MODELS
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