This book presents the results of a two-year international research project conducted by five academic institutions, under the co-ordination of ISPAC, in co-operation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) to investigate and provide solutions for reducing bribery and corruption in corporations and institutions. It starts with an empirical case study on the effectiveness of a set of self-regulation rules adopted by multinational companies in the energy sector. Second, it explores the relationships between domestic criminal law and self-regulation. Third, it examines guidelines for the adoption of compliance programs developed by international institutions, to serve as models for the future. The principle result of the book is a three-pronged Anti-Bribery Compliance Model (so called ABC Model), intended as a corruption prevention tool to be adopted by private corporations. It provides a common, research-based standard for anti-bribery compliance programs, with international applications. This book will be of interest to researchers studying Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly in the areas of organized crime and corruption, as well as related areas like Business Ethics and Comparative International Law.
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Part I: Moving towards the ABC Model: A General Overview Towards an Anti-bribery Compliance Model: Methods and Strategies for a "Hybrid Normativity" The Universal Approach of the United Nations Convention against Corruption The Private Sector Role in the Fight Against Corruption Public-Private Partnerships and Agency Problems: The Use of Incentives in Strategies to Combat Corruption Internal Investigations, Whistleblowing and Cooperation: The Struggle for Information in the Criminal Process Collective Action and Corruption Part II: The ABC Model The ABC Model A Draft of an Anti-Bribery Compliance Program Recommended to Corporations Operating in a Multinational Environment Part III: Background Analysis for the ABC Model: Compliance Programs in Practice The Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Assessment in the Oil and Gas Industry: Methodology and Achievements Empirical Features of International Bribery Practice: Evidence from FCPA Enforcement Actions Part IV: The ABC Model and International Legal Framework: Rules, Controls and Sanctions Corporate Anti-Bribery Self-Regulation and the International Legal Framework An Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Program for Business: A Practical Guide The Role of the G20 and B20 in the Fight Against Corruption Emerging Control of and Sanctions against Corruption: The ICC Globalizing the Fight against Corruption The Fight Against Corruption: The World Bank Debarment Policy Part V: The ABC Model and Criminal Justice: The National Legal Context Compliance Programs and Criminal Law Responses: A Comparative Analysis An Analysis of Institutional Guidance and Case Law in the United States Pertaining to Compliance Programs Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Programs in Italian Case Law Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Programs in Australia Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Programs in Canada Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Programs in China Corporate Liability and Compliance Programs in France Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Programs in Switzerland Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Programs in the United Kingdom Appendix: Questionnaire: Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Assessment.
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