Corruption: Is the Law Blindsiding a More Meaningful Discourse?

Jane Ellis, editor of the book “Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law: Exploration Across Disciplines” says focusing on the supply side of corruption is a blunt instrument as it ignores the reasons why and/or the circumstances in which corruption in some countries may occur. Here, she argues for a multidisciplinary & collaborative approach to these issues.

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Using Systems Thinking to Understand and Address Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Fragile States

Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas have contributed this insightful analysis to the book Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law: Exploration Across the Disciplines, recently published by Routledge.

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The Big Shift That Police and Justice Professionals Need to Make in Fragile States

By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church

When operating in fragile states, donors and implementers working in the police, justice and corrections space need to incorporate a complexity lens if programs are to effectively respond to the realities of the context. Moving from ‘simple’ or ‘complicated’ understandings of the issues, to one that accepts the complexity inherent to the process is best, particularly when these issues are exacerbated by systemic corruption.

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Two Insights from an Experiment in Collective Corruption Resistance

By Kiely Barnard-Webster and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church With every experimental action, there needs to be feedback (informal and formal monitoring and evaluation), reflection and

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