Corruption and Money Laundering: A Symbiotic Relationship

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2009 - Political Science - 234 pages
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Corruption is the biggest single obstacle to development, while money laundering is at the heart of all profit-driven crime. The failure to appreciate the intimate linkages between these two crimes has undermined international efforts to combat these global scourges. Through a policy and legal analysis, this book shows how corruption facilitates money laundering and vice versa. It demonstrates how strategies utilized to counter one type of financial crime can be adapted to fight the other.† Chaikin and Sharman provide a pioneering evaluation of the current systems from multi-disciplinary perspective based on professional experience and extensive interviews.

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David Chaikin is a practicing attorney and senior lecturer in business law in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney . He was previously Head of the International Criminal Law Enforcement and Security Branch in the Australian Attorney-Generalís Department and Senior Fraud Officer of the Commonwealth. Chaikin spent seven years assisting the Philippine Government in tracking and recovering the illicit assets of Ferdinand Marcos.

J.C. Sharman is Queen Elizabeth II Fellow and Associate Professor at Griffith University, Australia researching the politics of offshore finance. Sharmanís earlier publications include Havens in a Storm: The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation (Cornell University Press 2006) and Considering the Consequences: The Development Impact of Initiatives on Taxation, Anti-Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Commonwealth 2008, with Percy S. Mistry).

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