Corruption in Italy: an attempt to identify the victims

Ruggiero, Vincenzo (1994) Corruption in Italy: an attempt to identify the victims. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 33 (4). pp. 319-337. ISSN 0265-5527

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.1994.tb00817...

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Abstract

Criminological analysis of corruption is rare, perhaps because this type of offending is regarded as a victimless behaviour. The author analyses political corruption in Italy with a view to identifying the social damage caused by it. Aspects of victimisation are mainly found within the domain of civil and political rights. The author examines the erosion of these rights in the light of controversial definitions of democracy. Corruption and aspects of victimisation that corrupt exchange brings in its course are traced on the boundaries separating two different interpretations of democracy, that is, on the border between democracy and despotism.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
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