Corruption: An essay on public officials and corruption in office. Includes works cited.

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Corruption Corruption can be defined as the misuse of public power for private or personal profit. Corruption can be by people many different ways. One cannot assume that corruption always means the same thing or has the same impact on society (Goldstein). There are two very different types of corruption. The first type occurs where services or contracts are provided "according to rule." The second is when transactions are "against the rule." In the first …

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…seem to benefit from some corruption so it all depends on if you are on the receiving end of it or not. Works Cited/ConsultedAdes, Alberto and Rafael Di Tella. 1996. "Causes and Consequences of Corruption: A Review of Empirical Contributions." IDS Bulletin:Liberalization and the New Corruption 27, 2 (April): 6-11. Hosenball, Mark. "At a Bad Loose End." Newsweek. 27 May 2002. Trojanowicz, Robert. Preventing individual and systemic corruption. Harvard, 1996.