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Corruption and Misuse of Public Office 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780198735434
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199577279
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £225.00

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Wildy's Book of the Month: October 2017

The law and practice relating to corruption and the misuse of public office is of global importance. The first two editions of this book provided a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption as it had been shaped over recent years.

This new edition has been fully revised and updated to cover all major developments since the publication of the second edition, and to reflect the increasing importance of the fight against corruption worldwide.

Expanded coverage of topics includes: examination of sector specific initiatives including a new chapter on sport; expanded coverage of the FCPA; civil and criminal mechanisms for recovering the proceeds of corruption; and new material on setting standards in the private sector.

The third edition covers the laws and regulations of overseas jurisdictions including China, Russia and the UAE and developing countries such as Kenya. The book considers the broadening scope of corruption and its intersection with questions of integrity in public life and examines lobbying and the move towards open government.

Written by leading practitioners with extensive experience of handling corruption cases, the book provides a clear exposition of the current law. It examines the legal and practical issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of corruption cases and includes coverage of specialist areas such as recovering the proceeds of corruption.

Corruption cases often span jurisdictions. This book enables practitioners to handle any aspect of a corruption case by providing them with detailed analysis of the international efforts to combat corruption, and the legal developments taking place in key jurisdictions and regions covered by UN, EU, OECD, the Commonwealth, and other regional anti-corruption initiatives.

Local Government Law, Criminal Law
1: The Meaning and Scope of Corruption
2: Corruption and Related Offences before 2011
3: The Bribery Act 2010
4: Guidance on 'Adequate Procedures'
5: Misconduct in Public Office and the Police Corruption Offence
6: Other Offences Involving Corruption
7: Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption Cases
8: Sanctions
9: Assests Recovery Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
10: Civil Actions and Remedies
11: International Case Studies
12: The Regulation of Conduct in Public Life
13: Standard Setting in the Private Sector
14: Combatting Corruption in Sport
15: The United Nations Convention Against Corruption I: Preventative Measures
16: The United Nations Convention Against Corruption II: Criminalisation, International Cooperation, Asset Recovery and Mechanisms for Implementation
17: Combatting the Bribery of Foreign Public Officials
18: Council of Europe and European Anti-Corruption Initiatives
19: Other Regional and Anti-Corruption Initiatives
20: The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977: Compliance and Enforcement
21: Common Law Jurisdictions
22: Civil Law and Other Jurisdictions
23: Offshore Financial Centres
24: The Contribution of Civil Society Organisations