Corruption--Law and legislation--Congresses

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We are pleased to present these articles that were originally presented at a symposium held at Osgoode Hall Law School on 6–7 November 2014.1 Our objective was to offer a symposium that looked at corruption from diverse perspectives, with a broad national and international focus on business, financial, governmental, private sector, and enforcement corruption. Both the Symposium and the compilation of this special issue of the Journal were unique. They required an interplay between contributions from professionals working on the ground in various countries around the world (such as practitioners working in the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Transparency International Canada, as well as police policy analysts and investigators working with various non-governmental organizations, partners in law firms, and investigative journalists) and academics who submitted scholarly articles based on their research pertaining to the phenomenon of corruption. Four academic articles form the body of this special issue. In addition, several professionals share their experiences and knowledge of the lived impact of corruption around the world; their contributions are found in the section entitled Supplement: Practitioners’ Perspectives. In this manner, we were able to incorporate not only scholarly peer-reviewed contributions but also, and of equal significance, the more practical knowledge and experiences of professionals working in the field.

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