Corruption is in many ways one of the most significant forms of transnational crime both because of the harm it does in its own right, and because the ‘greasing of palms’ is so important to transnational illicit markets. This chapter examines the development of the various corruption offences, from domestic bribery to transnational bribery of foreign public officials, and the extension of the scope of criminality through related offences such as trading in influence and unexplained enrichment. It looks at the origins of these offences in domestic law, the...
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