Corruption in the Criminal Justice Sector

For additional information, please contact the lead researchers of this study, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas.

Based on research in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this work identifies a mismatch between the strategies used to combat corruption and the nature of the problem itself. Anti-corruption efforts often fail to take account of drivers of corruption that are rooted in social norms and political dynamics.  Using a more holistic analysis of corruption dynamics and programming options, our research considers whether and how corruption’s effects on state legitimacy vary with the kind of corruption and source of demand, in order to develop more effective anti-corruption strategies and programs.

Publications:

The case for systems in corruption analysis

 

Recognizing the Potential “Destructive” Power of Social Norms

 

Is female discrimination in the justice sector corruption?

 

What anti-corruption practitioners should read about social norms

 

What We Learned About Blogging in a Year

 

Are social norms an important missing link in anti-corruption programming?

 

Why is our anti-corruption program working?

 

The Financial Journeys of Refugees: Charting a research agenda – Is corruption a relevant framework?

 

Framing Corruption: Do our frames limit our effectiveness?

 

Thinking of attending IACC 18 in Denmark?



What Dynamics Drive Police and Judicial Officers to Engage in Corruption



What Dynamics Drive Citizens to Engage in or Accede to Corruption



Three Lessons about Corruption in the Police and Courts in Northern Uganda



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Facilitation in the Criminal Justice System



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Final Blog of the Corruption, Criminal Justice and Legitimacy Mini-Series



How Tendering Practices by Anticorruption Research Funders Undermine Research Quality and Credibility

 

How to deal with the complexity of corruption: Four recommendations for programming




Taking the Blinders Off: Questioning How Development Assistance is Used to Combat Corruption


Three Critical Factors Missing in Corruption Assessment



What Makes Corruption Complex?



Why the Lid Doesn’t Fit the Pot: The Mismatch Between Corruption and Anti-corruption Programming


Common Approaches to Understanding and Combatting Corruption



Making Power Analysis Useful To Anti-Corruption Programming

 

Designing Adaptive Programming – One Theory of Change

 

What Can We Learn About Corruption in Fragile States?

 

Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy