Police corruption can be found in every corner of the world. According to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer, more people pay bribes to the police than to any other officers of the state. To compound the problem, and for reasons that will be elaborated in this webinar, corruption among the police is often even more serious than that among other state officials, especially if it involves collusion with organised crime or terrorism. While it can never be completely eradicated, this webinar will outline methods that have been shown to substantially reduce police corruption in various contexts and countries. The webinar is based on a chapter in Leslie’s latest monograph - Comparing Police Corruption: Bulgaria, Germany, Russia and Singapore (Routledge: forthcoming) - but will include examples from many other countries, including Australia.
Professor Leslie Holmes has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne since 1988, and Professor Emeritus there since 2014. He also teaches annually in Warsaw and Beijing, and sometimes at the International AntiCorruption Academy in Vienna. He has authored or edited 16 books – including Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP: 2015) and Police Corruption: Essential Readings
(Elgar: 2016) - and his work has been published in 19 languages. He specialises in communism, post-communism, corruption and organised crime. Leslie is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and has been a consultant to the World Bank and Transparency International.
This lecture is free and open to the public
The Transnational Research Institute on Corruption
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
The Centre for Social Research and Methods