WRITTEN BY Lisa Rea
Meeting with a killer
In 1986, Ellen Halbert was raped, stabbed, beaten with a hammer and left for dead in her home in Texas. During her recovery, she began to speak out about victims’ rights and what needed to change in our “offender-focused” criminal justice system. In 1991, she was appointed by Governor Ann Richards as the first victim to serve on the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the board that oversees the massive adult criminal justice system in Texas.
WRITTEN BY Jorge Godinho
Ao Man Long was the first Secretary for Public Works in the Government of the Macau SAR, a post equivalent to minister to which he was appointed on 20 December 1999, at age 43, and then reappointed in 2004 for a second term. Ao graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Taiwan, obtained an MBA at the University of Macau, and had served as a Macau civil servant since 1987.
WRITTEN BY Alexis Franke
2006 was a dark year for the Italian football nation. The former manager of FC Juventus Turin, one of the most popular teams in the league, was accused of manipulating games with the help of corrupt referees, players and officials. As a consequence, the team had to dismount to the second league and its last two-championship titles 2005 and 2006 were withdrawn. The manager was punished to 5 years of occupational ban. In total, 26 officials were accused.
WRITTEN BY Ivar Kolstad, Tina Soreide and Aled Williams
Natural resources often provide fertile ground for corruption. Since a substantial number of partner countries in development cooperation are richly endowed with natural resources, these contexts pose a particular challenge for effective donor action. The risk of corruption cuts across several natural resource sectors, from non-renewable resources such as oil, gas, minerals and metals, to renewable resources such as forests, fisheries and land. There are, however, important variations in the challenges presented by these sectors and the manner in which corruption in relation to them can be addressed.
WRITTEN BY Kunio Mikuriya
Money laundering is the act of concealing or disguising the nature, location, source, ownership or control of money, irrespective of whether it is being moved in cash, by cheque, via electronic transfer or by any other means, to avoid state transaction reporting requirements or to hide the fact that the money was acquired by illegal means.
Criminal syndicates and even terrorist groups must find a way to control their funds without attracting attention to their underlying activities or to the persons involved.