Corruption in justice and security

Abstract

Query

What are the main types, causes, and impacts of corruption in the security and justice sectors, with particular reference to the issues facing poor people? What are the lessons learned from attempts to tackle corruption in the security and justice sectors, particularly in terms of holistic approaches to reform?

Summary

Although there are a number of causes and types of corruption that are specific to the institutions within the justice or security sector, many forms of corruption are common to both, or indeed result from the links between the sectors. Factors common to both include lack of transparency and oversight, insufficient sanctions, and personnel related issues. Causes specific to particular sectors include political inference in legal systems or poor financial management and national security concerns in defence.

Citation

Mann, C. Corruption in justice and security. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2011) 11 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 285]

Corruption in justice and security

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