Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Corruption-Related Offences: Articulation of Pervasive Prevention Mechanisms

Author(s): Roman Veresha

The purpose of this research is to define the concept of corruption-related offence, as well as to articulate the universal measures for preventing corruption at the international and national levels. Anti-corruption measures come in two types: repressive measures and preventive measures. Although the best can be achieved only if combining them, the major path towards defeating corruption is a working out of a prevention strategy. This article identifies some effective measures aimed at preventing corruption. These imply changing the way a person should think, his/her state of mind; shaping political, economic, legal and social culture of citizens; implementing social policy against corruption that imply the participation of civic institutions and population. These are also measures aimed at taking control over corruption; applying the principle of regulatory openness and transparency; taking control over activities performed by officials and workers in the economic and financial sectors of public administration. These measures are universal for fighting corruption-related offences at the international level. This will allow enforcing the criminal law regulations concerning corruption more effectively, and will open new prospects for designing mechanisms of identifying corruption determinants in the most corrupted spheres.