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Corruption and control

74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT, Adam Graycar
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 05 August 2009

Adam Graycar

Presentation overview

With more than a trillion US dollars paid annually in bribes, corruption is big business and big politics. It is a phenomenon not only in developing countries—some of the greatest scandals occur in wealthy countries. This presentation examines some types of corruption and their contexts and discusses how the study of crime prevention can be used in combating corruption.

The presenter

Professor Adam Graycar is Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is also Director of the Rutgers Institute on Corruption Studies. He took up the post in 2007 after a long career in government and academia in Australia. He has continually worked at the interface of knowledge development, knowledge transmission and public policy.

From 2003 to 2007, Professor Graycar was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia. Prior to that he was Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology for nine years.

He has had extensive experience in policy making, research and research management at the most senior levels in Australia. He has also represented Australia in various international forums (OECD, UN etc). He has two doctorates from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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