Definitions of Corruption and Bribery

corruptionWhat is Corruption?

It is giving something to someone with power so that he/she will abuse his/her power to benefit the giver. It is a wrongdoing by those in a special position of trust. The term is commonly applied to self-benefiting conduct by public officials and others dedicated to public service.

Consequences of Corruption:
- Corruption makes society uneconomic
- Corruption makes society unfair
- Corruption makes society unsafe

What is Bribery?

A reward given to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct in order to get something done more quickly in instances when it should not be done or when it should be done but inducement is needed.

In law, is the illegal influencing of any person in the exercise of a public duty through the payment of money or anything of value. In the code set down by the Babylonian king Hammurabi, bribery was a punishable offense. By modern common law and statute, the tendered and the solicitor of bribes are equally culpable.

Bribe is something, such as money or a favor, offered or given to induce or influence a person to act dishonestly. Bribing is to give, offer, or promise a bribe. It is an act to gain influence over or corrupt by a bribe. (From the Old French alms)

Signs of Corruption:

1. Stealing electricity
2. You always have to negotiate price.
3. Lot of toll roads
4. The police always want your passport.
5. Bribes requested
6. Not prices on products for sale.
7. People will not talk about the government.

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