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Reference material for anti-corruption modules: the Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD)

The ACAD is a collaborative academic support tool launched in 2011 and supported by Northeastern University and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) along with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

The tool provides a comprehensive selection of academic modules, case studies and reference materials on 20 different aspects of corruption and anti-corruption. These recourses are freely available for use by universities, NGOs and citizens.  In hosting these resources, the ACAD seeks to encourage the teaching of anti-corruption issues as part of courses such as law, business, criminology and political science.

In relation to each topic, the Group have brought together a selection of relevant resources including academic articles, case-studies and reports that can be used by academics, students and practitioners in support of their activities.

The topics are as follows:

1. Introduction to Anti-corruption Studies

2. Defining Corruption I – Conceptual Considerations

3. Defining Corruption II – Concrete Offences

4. Terminology of corruption

5. Concepts and nature of corruption

6. Sources of Anti-Corruption Laws

7. Prevention of Corruption: Public Sector Governance

8. Prevention of Corruption: Corporate Governance

9. Prevention of Corruption: Civil Society and the Media

10. Anti-corruption measures and controls

11. Roles and Obligations of different actors

12. Measuring levels of corruption and assessing anti-corruption measures

13. International Cooperation: Extradition

14. International Cooperation: Mutual Legal Assistance

15. Asset Recovery

16. Roles and Obligations of Professions

17. Legal Advice and Counsel: Anti-corruption laws

18. Legal Advice and Counsel: Enterprise Governance and Compliance

19. Legal Advice and Counsel: Investigations and Litigation

20. Policy Implications and Conclusions  

 

To access these resources and for further information, click here.


12 Feb 2014



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