CORRUPTION

As the world registers phenomenal growth in technological advancement, the crime of corruption has also grown in complexity. Nowadays it very often forms part and parcel of other organized and serious crimes. It entangles and intertwines with cases of smuggling, trading in counterfeit, tax evasion, trade in narcotics and such other serious organized crimes. With the rise of “globalization” and the “knowledge-based economy” due to the advance of information technology, criminals round the world are now able to plan and execute a wide range of illicit activities through the internet or other means of mobile communication facilities. Criminals are able to execute complex criminal transactions that are also shrouded in secrecy. Money moves electronically from one jurisdiction to another in a matter of seconds. Investigations to unravel such dealings can take years, by which time the trail of evidence has been erased or “cleaned” by the culprits. With cooperation, such tactics can be nipped in the bud through timely interventions by the states affected. However, such cooperation can only be effectively carried out on a platform with set guidelines. Therefore, an association of authorities can be a good starting point on which to mould the cooperation platform.

Published by Dr Charles Sinkala

I will go to the World, and when I come back, I will Liberate my people.

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