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Corruption: The Enemy Within

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ISBN13: 9789041107121
ISBN: 9041107126
Published: December 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £123.00

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This work contains a selection of key papers presented at the 14th International Symposium on Economic Crime, which had as its central theme the prevention and control of corrupt practices. Whether the major issue centres on the control of economic crime, the protection of developing economies or those in transition, the ever-present threat of corruption remains predominant.

Corruption and associated abuses attack from within the integrity and thus the efficiency and efficacy of institutions, both in the public and private sectors. Whilst the threat inevitably has an external aspect the consequences occur within government or the enterprise in question. Therefore the control of corrupt practices requires more than any other threat, an integrated strategy involving preventive and response measures facing both outwards and inwards.

All aspects of the problem of corruption are addressed on a multidisciplinary basis and cover a variety of jurisdictions. These proceedings should be of interest to law enforcement officers, lawyers, and bankers.

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Criminal Law
Part 1 The nature of the problem: corruption as counter-culture - attitudes to bribery in local and global society, D. Osborne; The crime of corruption, M. Levi; corruption in small states - case studies in compromise, M. Findlay.
Part 2 Organized crime and corruption: Corruption and organized crime - a means to an end, M.E. Beare; corruption and organized crime, B. De Ruyver, T. Van der Beken.
Part 3 Corruption in public and financial life: every person has a price, W. Parker III; double standards in public life - the case of international corruption, E.U. Savona, L. Mezzanotte; breaking the billion dollar barrier - learning the lessons of BNL, Daiwa, Barings and BCCI, T.C. Baxter, Jr.; from regulation to deregulation to re-regulation - rhetorical quicksand and the construction of blame in the US savings and loan crisis, J.F. Gilsinan et al; Risk, trust, money and handling the proceeds of corruption - steps towards an ecology of financial systems design, R. Mackenzie.
Part 4 Controlling corruption: Taking the profit out of corruption - a U.S. perspective, L.J. Candler; Taxing the proceeds of corruption, J. Glover; the foreign corrupt practices act - an American response to corruption, H.H. Rosbacher, T.W. Young; the United States foreign corrupt practices act as a civil remedy, M.G. Pickhoz.
Part 5 International initiatives: the control of corruption - a world bank perspective, I. Shihata; extraterritoriality and the criminalisation of foreign bribes, D. Chaikin; beating the shell game - bank secrecy laws and their impact on civil recovery in international fraud actions, G.J. Moscarino, M.R. Schumaker; Hong Kong beyond 1997 - the importance of international co-operation in the fight against corruption, M. Bishop; the role of Interpol in fighting economic crime and corruption, R.E. Kendall; the fight against international corruption in the European Union, G. Vermeulen; corruption - the council of Europe's approach, P. Csonka.