- Code CRIM2009
- Unit Value 6 units
With the World Bank estimating that globally about $1 trillion per year is paid in bribes, and that this illegality leads to poor economic performance and human rights violations, this course examines the phenomenon of corruption, identifies the contexts within which it flourishes, explores means of measuring it, and analyses the opportunity structure for corruption. The course also focuses on corruption control, and co-operative arrangements which aim to prevent and contain corruption.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe different concepts, definitions and measures of corruption;
- illustrate corrupt behaviour with specific examples;
- analyse types of corruption in different settings;
- develop strategies to prevent corruption; and
- evaluate interventions to control corruption.
- Short paper based on class reading, 1000 words (25%) Learning outcomes 1, 3 (25) [LO null]
- Analysis of set readings, 1000 words (25%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 (25) [LO null]
- Essay, 3000 words (50%) Learning outcomes 1, 3, 5 (50) [LO null]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up of:
a) 36 hours face-to-face teaching time in intensive mode (6 days over two weeks); and
b) 94 hours of independent study and assessment preparation over the intensive period and following two weeks.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingGraycar, A., & Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption: Classification and analysis. Policy and Society, 34(2), 87-96. doi: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.04.001
Klitgaard, R. E. (1988). Controlling Corruption: University of California Press.
Rose-Ackerman, S. (1999). Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is taught assuming students have some basic knowledge of sociology and criminology.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1528||01 Jan 2023||TBA||TBA||31 Mar 2023||In Person||N/A|