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Corruption Prevention

On a global scale, corruption skews markets and disproportionately disadvantages the poorest people on the planet.  Even in developed countries, corruption has the potential to undermine confidence in governments and economies.

Through the focussed objectives of detection, disruption and deterrence, anti-corruption agencies can help to strengthen corruption resistance and improve the integrity system.

The Corruption Prevention pages of this website provide insights into managing corruption risk.

While the key concepts are discussed within the frame of the Australian law enforcement environment, they may also be applied to other sectors or fields.

ACLEI's strategic purpose is to make it more difficult for corruption in law enforcement agencies to occur or remain undetected.

Corruption Vulnerabilities Brief 2020-21

ACLEI has published for the first time its annual Corruption Vulnerabilities Brief.

ACLEI is committed to strenghthening the integrity of Australian Government law enforcement agencies. The Corruption Vulnerabilities Brief draws together and highlights the corruption prevention observations that the Integrity Commissioner made throughout 2020-21 to assist agencies to manage the corruption risks that may be present in their organisations. The Brief is based on analysis of all investigations undertaken under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (LEIC Act) and related prosecutions that resulted in findings of corruption or misconduct during the 2021 financial year.

Five key corruption vulnerabilities were identified including:

  • misuse of information
  • abuse of office
  • grooming
  • integrity in high volume processes, and
  • employment suitability

Read the Corruption Vulnerabilities Brief 2020-2021 here.