Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stop Corruption

The word corrupt (Middle English, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, to destroy : com-, intensive pref. and rumpere, to break) when used as an adjective literally means "utterly broken".[1] In modern English usage the words corruption and corrupt have many meanings:
  • Political corruption: the abuse of public power, office, or resources by government officials or employees for personal gain, e.g. by extortion, soliciting or offering bribes.[2]
  • Police corruption
  • Corporate corruption: corporate criminality and the abuse of power by corporation officials, either internally or externally.
  • Putrefaction: the natural process of decomposition in the human and animal body following death.
  • Data corruption: an unintended change to data in storage or in transit.
  • Linguistic corruption: the change in meaning to a language or a text introduced by cumulative errors in transcription as changes in the language speakers' comprehension.
  • Bribery in politics, business, or sport (including match fixing).
  • Rule of law Governmental corruption of judiciary includes governmental spending on the courts, which is completely financially controlled by the executive in many transitional and developing countries. This undermines the principle of checks and balances and creates a critical financial dependence on the judiciary. It covers latent governmental spending on the judiciary in the form of privileges – cars, country houses,expenses. Such a system is completely outside the realm of transparency and creates a precedent for the corruption of the judiciary by executive authorities.
  • In Christian theology,corruption is an aspect of original sin
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