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A criminological perspective on corruption in the public sector

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dc.contributor.advisor Joubert, Sandra Jeroma, 1948- en
dc.contributor.author Grobler, Elizabeth en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:47:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:47:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:47:06Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/830
dc.description.abstract Corruption from a criminological perspective forms the basis of this dissertation. The crime component of corruption the 'what', 'why' and 'how' is the dominant theme throughout the study and includes corruption in the South African public sector, highlighting police corruption in the Western Cape. Although this study is exploratory, certain qualitative interviewing techniques, including an interview guide, were used to maximise the information obtained from knowledgeable interviewees. Corruption was further elucidated by the employment of criminological theories to explain pertinent findings in the research, by highlighting risk factors that lead to corruption, by giving examples of corruption and by discussing anti-corruption agencies and the effectiveness of existing legislation. Corruption in the public sector has always been around and will be ad infinitum. The severity of the consequences of this phenomenon can be curtailed by the will of politicians, the involvement of civil society and an operational criminal justice system. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 223 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Criminological perspective en
dc.subject Public Sector corruption
dc.subject Police corruption
dc.subject Bribery
dc.subject Abuse of power
dc.subject Greed
dc.subject Procurement
dc.subject Detenrence
dc.subject Criminological theories
dc.subject Legislation
dc.subject Anti-corruption agencies
dc.subject.ddc 364.1323096873
dc.subject.lcsh Police corruption -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration -- Corrupt practices -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Bribery -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.title A criminological perspective on corruption in the public sector en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology en
dc.description.degree MA (Criminology) en


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