Imagine yourself to be in a position of authority to executive law, and a key decision-maker of public trust. What do you think if there are no stiff penalties against the crime of a breach of public trust, “Corruption,” where the consequences do not exceed the tenure of the ruling party or government? Why do you think the existing laws could deter corruption? The most troubling question is that, if a jail term does not deter corruption, what is the remedy?
Pragmatic experience based on a universal conceptualization in the criminal justice stresses that, “those seeking equity must come with clean hands.” This assumption provides a better premise to understand that the fight against corruption in any society globally cannot be successful by merely creating anti-corrupt laws. The intelligence community supports the argument that such a task, especially in a deprave society, where justice is easily undermined, it will be an impracticable task to accomplish if there is no practical example of honesty and integrity in leadership or appointed agents or those in authority. Assess the overall factors of this raging saga of depravity, and kindly provide us your response to this question. Is the act of corruption a social epidemic disorder or a failing system leading to state of Lawlessness? How do you resolve this looming threat to the well-being of the citizens, putting into consideration that quitting is not an alternative in solving this sort of universal problem?
Dear readers, your opinions, and recommendations are critical for our continuing research study to develop a better model to foster ethical behavior among employees or appointed agents, and help to facilitate anti-fraud and anti-corrupt enabling workplace in organizations across Africa.
Mannixs Paul, Ph.D. United Compliance & Risk Management Consult