Undermining the Foundations of Organized Crime and Public Sector Corruption

Essays in Public Policy, Vol. 114, 2005

31 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2006

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Edgardo Buscaglia

International Law and Economic Development Center

Samuel Gonzalez Ruiz

University of Seville

William Ratliff

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Abstract

This paper provides a jurimetric account of the main political, social, criminal justice, and economic factors explaining the growth of organized crime linked to public sector corruption within a sample of 67 countries worldwide. Organized crime is measured through a composite index of objective indicators based on criminal activities. A policy recommendations section delineates an account of best international practices that have been successful in counteracting the interaction between organized crime and state corruption.

Keywords: Organized crime, corruption,judicial,civil society,jurimetrics

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K14, K42, C40

Suggested Citation

Buscaglia, Edgardo and Gonzalez Ruiz, Samuel and Ratliff, William, Undermining the Foundations of Organized Crime and Public Sector Corruption. Essays in Public Policy, Vol. 114, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930988

Edgardo Buscaglia (Contact Author)

International Law and Economic Development Center ( email )

CA 01080
Mexico

Samuel Gonzalez Ruiz

University of Seville ( email )

Avda. del Cid s/n
Sevilla, Sevilla 41004
Spain

William Ratliff

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States

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