Revisiting the Law and Economics of Corruption

Revisiting the Law and Economics of Corruption

by Tina Søreide


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Criminal law efficiency is a concept often referred to but seldom defined. Clarity, the author argues, is necessary for finding practical solutions to fundamental challenges in this area of law, especially with the criminal justice system itself at risk.
Tina Søreide offers views in contrast to mainstream ideas on optimal criminal law responses to corruption, with emphasis on the fundamental role of the criminal justice system in the fight against corruption, and the effect this can have on other mechanisms in society. Her analysis explains the concept of criminal law efficiency through economic approaches and why many criminal law responses to corruption are at risk of becoming ‘façade strategies’ that may, in fact facilitate corruption.
Corruption and Criminal Justice offers insights into the obstacles that policymakers and government advisors cannot ignore. It serves as an invaluable resource for advanced students and academics interested in law, economics, and large corporations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784715977
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/16/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Tina Søreide, Professor, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway

Table of Contents

Contents: PART 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES 1. Introduction 2. The Causes and Consequences of Corruption 3. Practical Obstacles to Efficient Criminal Law Enforcement PART 2 FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD 4. Economic Reasoning on Corruption 5. Principles Versus Pragmatism in Law Enforcement Systems 6. The Law Enforcement Environment at the National and International Level Index

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