ISCI is a cross-disciplinary research centre working to further our understanding of state crime: organisational deviance violating human rights



Though corruption is difficult to define and harder still to quantify, it is undoubtedly one of the most widespread forms of criminal victimization in todays world; and in its most serious forms it is properly regarded as a form of state crime rather than individual deviance. The International Crisis Group describes “state corruption” as, “a system where the main levels of state power are controlled by individuals or a group whose main intent is to extract personal gain from public finances”.