Corruption, Integrity and Law Enforcement

Integrity and corruption have become important issues in the practice and theory of politics, public administration, law, economics and social life. Consequently, they have also become significant topics for law enforcement organisations. Indeed, these organisations play a crucial role in the struggle against corruption in society, and, in order to do that, their own integrity must be beyond doubt.
This volume, with contributions by 35 authors from 13 countries in five continents, offers a comprehensive overview of "corruption, integrity and law enforcement". The related papers were presented at the Second Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity that took place in The Hague in May 2001. The content and extent of the problem of corruption are presented via case studies from individual countries. Furthermore, corruption and integrity in the law enforcement system itself are highlighted, and the legal instruments that are available to combat corruption and to safeguard integrity are discussed. Special attention is paid here to independent institutions that operate in several countries. Finally, several contributions focus on the global dimension of the subject: the international organisations and initiatives that play an important role in the world-wide struggle against corruption. This volume is therefore of great relevance for policy makers and academic researchers, as well as for practitioners.


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Table of contents

Foreword. Part I: Introduction. 1. Corruption, Integrity and Law Enforcement; C. Fijnaut, et al. Part II: Corruption and its Containment: Three Case Studies. 2. Processes of Corruption in Switzerland: Where is the Problem? N. Queloz. 3. Investigation Strategies and Tactics in the Prosecution of Corruption Offences: Experiences from Germany; M. Nötzel. 4. The Battle against Corruption in the Context of a Developing Country: the Case of Indonesia; A. Soetjipto. Part III: Corruption and Integrity in the Law Enforcement System. 5. Corruption in Law Enforcement Agencies – Views from within the Criminal Justice System: Results from a German Corruption Study; R. Mischkowitz. 6. Corruption from a Police Perspective; W. Bruggeman. 7. Combating Corruption within the Metropolitan Police Service; M. Taylor. 8. Corruption Within the Judicial System: Some Remarks on Law and Practice in South Africa; J. d'Oliveira. Part IV: Legal Instruments and Institutions. 9. Sanctions against Bribery Offences in Criminal Law; B. Huber. 10. Criminal Procedure: What Powers, Instruments and Safeguards Are Necessary for Adequate Law Enforcement? K. Lee. 11. Corruption Cases and Their Consequences for Legislation and Judiciary in Belgium; B. Dejemeppe. 12. The Sentencing of Corruption; P. Alldridge. Part V: Independent Institutions. 13. Independence in Investigation and Prevention: The Role of the New South Wales Government's Independent Commission against Corruption; G. Poulton. 14. Maintaining Government Integrity: The Perspective of the United States Office of Government Ethics; A. Comstock. 15. Anti-Corruption Agencies: The Importance of Independence for the Effectiveness of National Integrity Systems; A. Doig, J. Moran. 16. Independent Anti-Corruption Commissions: Success Stories and Cautionary Tales; M. Johnston. Part VI: Reflections on Law Enforcement Strategies. 17. A Multidisciplinary Approach for Detection and Investigation of Corruption; T. Vander Beken. 18. Dilemmas of Corruption Control; J. Jacobs. 19. Law Enforcement or a Community-Oriented Strategy Toward Corruption Control; F. Anechiarico. Part VII: International Organisations and Corruption. 20. The United Nations' Approach to Helping Countries Help Themselves by Strengthening Judicial Integrity: a Case Study from Nigeria; P. Langseth, O. Stolpe. 21. The Fight against Corruption: Substantive Criminal Law Issues in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention; M. Möhrenschlager. 22. How to Make a Convention Work: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Recommendation and Convention on Bribery as an Example of a New Horizon in International Law; G. Aiolfi, M. Pieth. 23. The Council of Europe Activities against Corruption; G. de Vel, P. Csonka. 24. Legal Instruments of the European Union to Combat Corruption; M. Grotz. 25. The Organisation of American States and the Fight against Corruption in the Americas; J. Garcia-González. Part VIII: International Initiatives to Combat Corruption. 26. Interpol's Approach to Combating Corruption; W. Deridder. 27. Combating Corruption in Southern Africa: Towards More Effective Regional and International Law Enforcement Co-operation; P. Gastrow. 28. The Repatriation of Embezzled State Funds; H. Balogun. 29. Restitution of Assets and Corruption; P. Gossin. 30. Private Policing and Corruption; M. Levi. About the Authors. Index.