Actual Problems of
Economics and Law




DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.10.2016.1.17-25

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Authors :
1. Elina L. Sidorenko, Doctor of Law
Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, Russia

On the new directions of criminological monitoring of corruption

Objective: to broaden the knowledge of the criminological nature of corruption on the basis methods of mathematical analysis and modeling of social processes and phenomena.

Methods: in addition to the dialectical and systematic methods, the author uses a combination of specific scientific techniques: the sociological method, the method of content analysis, factor analysis, mathematical modeling, etc.

Results: in this work, the author substantiates the necessity to develop corruptiometrics as a new direction of criminological research, oriented towards the search of systemic connections between bribery and socio-economic conditions. Corruption in Russia is considered in a sociological aspect, shown to be dependent on the level of material welfare of population, consumer expectations, entrepreneurial activity, unemployment rate, etc. In addition, systemic relationship between the level of bribery, the size and structure of the state apparatus was revealed, the close links between the various corruption crimes were shown.

Scientific novelty: for the first time in domestic criminology, the study presents the correlation analysis of bribery as a social phenomenon, defines the instrumental value of mathematical methods for statistical array investigation. In addition, the presented article is the original presentation of the author's model of corruption monitoring, focused on the search for the causes of the statistical reduction of bribery.

Practical significance: the possibility to using the findings and conclusions as part of the development of new methods of corruption assessment and prediction, in the practical activity of prevention subjects, in anti-corruption expertise of normative legal acts, in research activities and work to improve the skills of law enforcement officers.


Keywords :

Corruption counteraction; Corruption; Bribery; Corruptiometrics; Crime dynamics; Crime structure; Correlation; Causes and conditions of corruption

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Sidorenko E. L. On the new directions of criminological monitoring of corruption, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2016, No. 1, pp. 17–25.

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