Corruption involves using money, power, or influence to cause an official to act differently from how his or her duties would normally require. It can occur in the private or public sectors and can involve both accelerating what would have happened anyway and changing a decision that should have been made. Clearly, people who are able to wield such power, influence, and money are most able to cause corruption, and this is a crime that has much less involvement with the poor. Corruption in the private ...

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