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The Future of Corruption Control on Planet Trump

November 6, 2017

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The word corruption, close up, selective focus

Michael Johnston explores the role the United States will play in global corruption control.

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Anti-corruption in fragile states: A need for better theory and practice.

November 23, 2016

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earthquakeJesper Johnsøn examines the role of organisational factors in the success of anti-corruption strategies. […]

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Ponzi schemes: do the victims have only themselves to blame? by Mervyn Lewis

January 28, 2016

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A Ponzi scheme is one of the simplest of financial frauds. The promoter promises investors an attractive return on investment and declares it to be secure, but in reality no real ‘investment’ takes place. Mervyn Lewis goes on to discuss.

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Criminal Judges on Trial: State-Induced Guilty Pleas by Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

July 1, 2014

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Giving the criminally accused reduced sentences in return for a guilty plea is officially portrayed as  a practical necessity for the administration of criminal courts. No one likes the idea of criminals ‘getting away with it’. Repeatedly, law and order politicians complain that offenders are not receiving their just desserts.  Yet the striking of deals with offenders (‘plea bargaining’) is now  portrayed by judges and politicians alike as an imperative because, it is said, the criminal justice system  could not cope with a high proportion of defendants  asserting their ‘right’ to trial.

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