Corruption manifestations in Lithuania‘s police
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Corruption exists where the government is. The manifestations of corruption are everywhere where the government and its decision-making institutions exist. Scientists started showing interest in the problem of corruption only in the second part of the decade when Lithuania became independent. The criminal acts of corrupt character in the act of corruption prevention of the Republic of Lithuania are described as bribery, influence marketing, a bribe and other criminal acts if they are rendered in the public administrative sector or extending public service aiming for profit for themselves or other parties, such as corrupt practices or going beyond their commission, misuse of official authority, falsification of papers or measures, fraud, wealth appropriation or dissipation, revelation of a service secret, disclosure of a commercial secret, introduction of false information about income, profit or wealth, capital or money legalisation, which are obtained in criminal manner, interference in the proceedings of a public official or a person who fulfils public administrative functions or the rest criminal acts which result in taking or trying for a bribe, bribery or covering up for bribery. Comparing Lithuania with other 176 countries (if we evaluate a country from 0 (highly corrupted) to 100 points (very clear)), it was valued at 54 points in 2012 and took the forty-eighth place. As a result, further to this article the author is going to pay most attention to manifestations of corruption in Lithuania’s police.
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