CORRUPTION Law, Governance and Ethics in the Commonwealth CaribbeanProduct no.: HP144
Derrick V. McKoy
This book explains why it is important to study anticorruption regimes and sets out the existing state of knowledge on the subject. The author explores why corruption exists, how governments are addressing the problem and includes the emerging law on the subject; including the law on bribery, misconduct in public office, the tort of misfeasance in public office, judicial misconduct and contemporary anticorruption legislation.
Special consideration is given to the role of the constitutions when examining questions of the corruption of public officials. The author also discusses the effectiveness of the anticorruption strategies and new institutional frameworks that have been established to address the corruption problem. He places special emphasis on the Contractors-General in Belize and Jamaica, as important agencies in the anticorruption struggle, and advances a theory that should guide policy makers in the development of anticorruption policies.