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Investigating Corruption and Misconduct in Public Office 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780455232140
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £168.00

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Investigating Corruption and Misconduct in Public Office 2nd ed provides accessible, authoritative and practical information about anti-corruption agencies.

It discusses the substantive principles underpinning propriety and impropriety, public office and corruption. It complements this coverage with practical principles, techniques and strategies for investigating and preventing corruption.

Upon its initial publication in 2004, this work quickly became a significant point of reference in relation to the laws, principles, jurisdictional structure and practical operation of anti-corruption legislation and agencies in Australia.

This long-awaited Second Edition has been significantly restructured and updated. It reflects more than a decade of activity by commissions of inquiry and state-based crime commissions, and by governments legislating in relation to public integrity, public trust obligations, corruption offences, organized crime and other matters. Features include expert analysis of the common law, legislative schemes for public corruption investigation and prevention bodies (such as the ICAC), and detailed analysis of the powers, investigative processes, and methodologies of corruption investigation.

New developments discussed in the Second Edition include:-

  • Amendments to Royal Commission legislation, both state and federal, affecting these commissions’ powers and processes;  
  • Matters affecting permanent commissions of enquiry in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, in light of legislative amendments;  
  • The establishment of the new permanent Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) in Victoria and its powers, procedures and other processes.    
  • Legal professionals, corruption investigators and public sector senior executives must address issues surrounding the identification and elimination of corruption.
Investigating Corruption and Misconduct in Public Office 2nd ed provides essential guidance to these professionals and all those with an interest in the integrity of public entities and processes.

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Chapter 1 Integrity and Corruption in Public Office
Chapter 2 Investigative Commissions - Evidential Matters
Chapter 3 Search and Seizure under Statutory Warrants
Chapter 4 Electronic Surveillance and Telecommunications Interception
Chapter 5 Controlled Operations and Entrapment
Chapter 6 Privilege and Public Immunity
Chapter 7 Commissions of Inquiry Principles, Practice and Procedure
Chapter 8 Judicial Review of Commissions of Inquiry
Chapter 9 Investigative Commissions and the Right to a Fair Trial
Chapter 10 Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW)
Chapter 11 Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (VIC)
Chapter 12 Crime and Corruption Commission (QLD)
Chapter 13 Corruption and Crime Commission (WA)
Chapter 14 Integrity Commission (TAS)
Chapter 15 Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (SA)