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Anti-Corruption

Keywords:
Corruption, Crime, Police, Poverty JEL classification: D73, K42, O17

Crime, Poverty and Police Corruption in Developing Countries

Jens Chr. Andvig and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2008)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2008: 7) 32 p.

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Crime and the fear of being hit by crime and small-scale violence are key economic and social problems in most developing countries, not least felt strongly by the poor. Extensive corruption in the police, experienced or perceived, contributes seriously to the problem. A key question raised in the paper is: How is police corruption linked to the wider processes of development - including crime, violence and poverty? The paper examines (i) how and why corruption may arise in the daily routines of the police and whether it may have impacts on crime rates; (ii) empirical indications of whether the police may be more corrupt than other groups of public officials; (iii) how and why police corruption may vary across countries; and (iv) the wider impacts of police corruption on development

Project/programme:

Violence, Poverty and Police Corruption
Start: Jan. 2007 (Completed)
Keywords: Police, Corruption, Violence
Geography: India, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania

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Author:

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Economist focusing on taxation, fiscal corruption and capital flight.

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Tax reform and state building in a globalized world
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