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Other Global Security Threats: Corruption, Terrorism, and Cybercrime
Other global security threats: Corruption, terrorism, and cybercrime
Defining Corruption

Corruption can be broadly defined as the abuse of public power for private gain. A distinction is often made between “grand” corruption and “petty” or “street-level” corruption. Grand corruption refers to corrupt practices that pervade the highest levels of government. Petty corruption involves the payment by individuals or companies of relatively small sums to gain preferential treatment from public officials in the conduct of their professional tasks (Langseth, 2002b). One of the most common forms of corruption is bribery, the bestowing of (financial) benefits in order to unduly influence an action or decision. A further distinction can be made between active and passive bribery. Active bribery refers to the ...

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