As a general matter, before any topic can be adequately understood, it must be defined. There are many different ways of defining a term, which include explaining it, providing a demonstration of it, or experiencing it. In most academic fields, explanation is the most common way to define a concept, except, of course, the natural sciences, where the preferred method is demonstration through experimentation. Furthermore, the context within which a term is being defined may significantly influence or alter the understanding of that term. Corruption is one of those terms.

In the dictionary, corruption is generally defined as something that is evil or wicked or something involving dishonesty, bribery, or illegality. This is a very broad definition and can include almost any act and, as a ...

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