Hard Responses to Corruption: Penal Standards and the Repression of Corruption in Britain, France and Portugal

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dc.contributor.author DE SOUSA, Luís
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T12:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T12:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Crime Law and Social Change, 2002, 38, 3, 267-294
dc.identifier.issn 0925-4994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/16432
dc.description.abstract Despite its difficulties and inconsistencies in framing those practices and conducts recently unveiled by the press and judicial investigations which have caused considerable public discontent, the penal definition of corruption still highlights an interesting conceptual diversity across space and time that should not be overlooked. Most official discussions about and references to corruption and its volume are still framed within these hard parameters. It is, therefore, important to look at the intricacies of corruption as a crime in order to understand the virtues and failures of national repressive efforts. While crime statistics are of limited use for its measurement, they can nevertheless help to interpret the way corruption has been treated through repressive instruments cross-nationally over a period of time. The aim of this paper is to assess the dynamics of the various processes of setting and revising penal standards to the conduct of office holders and the results observable from the application of corruption and related offences across countries with different legal traditions.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publ
dc.title Hard Responses to Corruption: Penal Standards and the Repression of Corruption in Britain, France and Portugal
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.volume 38
dc.identifier.startpage 267
dc.identifier.endpage 294
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