- Class Number 1528
- Term Code 3320
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic Intensive Course
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Giverney Ainscough
- Dr Adam Masters
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 01/01/2023
- Class End Date 03/02/2023
- Census Date 06/01/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 06/01/2023
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.
Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Day 1 - Monday 9 January 2023 1. Introduction Program overview, expectations, introduction to staff 2. Theme Corruption in practice Examples of corruption in different sectors – e.g. Water, rail, education 3. Theory Definitions and types Scope of corruption Corruption’s impact Types of corruption Activities corrupted Sector Place 4. Media & Discussion Documentary - Living with Corruption 5 & 6 - Workshop and Tutorial||Read the Class Summary before the course commences – listen to or read (Barder 2009) at http://developmentdrums.org/284|
|2||Day 2: Wednesday 11 January 2023 7. Theme Corruption in Education Using Education as an example of a sector, this session will examine corruption in teaching, learning and administration 8. Theory Definitions and types Gifts & bribes Scope of corruption Corruption’s impact Types of corruption Activities corrupted Sector Place 9. Practice Corrupting public policy Foreign Bribery 10. Media & Discussion Documentary Frontline: Black Money 11-12 - Workshop and Tutorial||Reading Analysis 1 due 9am - no late submissions|
|3||Day 3 Friday 13 January 2023 13. Theme Corruption in government Measuring Corruption 14. Theory Corrupting public policy Corruption in making public policy Corruption in implementing public policy 15. Theory in practice Analysing corruption Syndromes of Corruption 16. Media and Discussion Movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 17 & 18 - Workshop and Tutorial||Reading Analysis 2 due 9am - no late submissions|
|4||Day 4 Monday 16 January 2023 19. Theory – Global Architecture and Risk Anti-Corruption Agencies global architecture of corruption prevention UNCAC, OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, TI, U4 20. Theme Identifying corruption opportunities and Controls Local government corruption and planning issues Regional / State government National Governments 21. Practice Whistleblowers 22. Media and Discussion Documentary Four Corners – TBA 23 & 24 - Workshop and Tutorial||Reading Analysis 3 due 9am - no late submissions Short paper due 4pm - no late submissions|
|5||Day 5 Wednesday 18 January 2023 25. Theme - Guest Lecture – TBA 26. Theme - Building Integrity Local Government Opportunities & controls Integrity issues/ building integrity 27. Practice Union Corruption 28. Media and discussion Documentary: The Laundromat (Netflix) 29 & 30 - Workshop and Tutorial||Reading Analysis 4 due 9am - no late submissions|
|6||Day 6 Friday 20 January 2023 31. Theme - Controlling corruption Toolkits 32. Theory Models to detect corruption Red Flags Police culture and corruption 33. Practice Integrity Systems The Big Picture Integrity systems Anti-Corruption Social Movements Results in fighting corruption 34 & 35 - Workshop and Tutorial 36. Summary and Overview Summation of course||Reading Analysis 5 due 9am - no late submissions Essay due 4pm 3 February 2023 - no late submissions|
Tutorial RegistrationANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Learning Outcomes|
|Short Paper||25 %||16/01/2023||1,3|
|Reading Analysis||25 %||*||1,2,4|
|Final Essay||50 %||03/02/2023||1,3,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Guideline and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
- Code of practice for teaching and learning
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,3
Assessment Task 1: Short Paper
Details of task: All students must prepare a short assignment—1000 words—on the following:
Take an example of corruption from the documentary Black Money, shown in class on day 2, and analyse the example in terms of the TASP framework. (Type, Activity, Sector, Place).
The documentary can be watched / reviewed on-line at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/blackmoney/view/. This site contains additional information about the material covered in the documentary.
More information on this is at The Guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/bae. This site includes additional investigative journalism on the activities of the BAE corporation and other British firms. TASP is described in:
Graycar, Adam, & Sidebottom, Aiden. (2012). Corruption and Control: A Corruption Reduction Approach. Journal of Financial Crime, 19(4), 384-399. doi: 10.1108/13590791211266377
Graycar, Adam. (2015). Corruption: Classification and analysis. Policy and Society, 34(2), 87-96. doi: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.04.001
Due date: 4pm, Monday 16 January 2023. – NO LATE SUBMISSION
See Wattle for the Rubric
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
Assessment Task 2: Reading Analyses
Details of task: All students will be expected to complete the set readings before each day. As part of the assessment, a short analysis (approximately one page, no more than two) of one of the readings is required each day (except Monday 9 January 2023).
In each paper you are required to note the key features of the reading and the challenges it poses.
All readings are available either through the library or the internet.
DETAILS OF THE SELECTED PAPERS WILL BE POSTED ON WATTLE
Due Date: Each paper will be due at 9am, on days 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6.
For each reading analysis, write no more than 2 pages in which you note the key features of the reading below and the challenges it poses:
Wattle Submissions will close at 09:00 each day – no late submissions will be accepted.
Word limit: 200-300 words each
Value: 25% (5% each)
Presentation requirements: Submit reading analyses on Wattle
Estimated return date: Next teaching day
Hurdle requirements: N/A
Individual Assessment in Group Tasks: N/A
See Wattle for the Rubric
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,5
Assessment Task 3: Final Essay
Details of task: All students must prepare a 3000 word essay to answer one of three set questions.
Questions to be posted on Wattle
Due Date: 4pm, Friday, 3 February 2023.
Word limit: 3000 words
Presentation requirements: Submit the essay on Wattle using APA 7th for referencing and layout (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEqRqSsNDjc ; https://www.anu.edu.au/students/academic-skills/academic-integrity/referencing/apa or http://guides.lib.monash.edu/citing-referencing/apa)
Estimated return date: 16 March 2023
See Wattle for the Rubric
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.
The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Access and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Dr Adam Masters