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The NAC study: ”the profile of offender in corruption cases” has shown a greater predisposition of men to commit corruption offences09.06.2021 473 Views
92 per cent of men and 8 per cent of women – is the data on the ratio of defendants, by gender, involved in the acts of passive and active corruption, as well as influence peddling. The age of those condemned for corruption ranges from 35 to 45 years old. These are the conclusions of a Study of the Analytical Directorate (AD) of the NAC, entitled “The Offender Profile in Passive Corruption, Active Corruption and Influence Peddling Cases Based on the Analysis of Corruption Sentences for 2020”.
According to the document, women who work in the public sector are less likely to commit corruption acts, than women from the private sector. However, this conclusion does not refer to men, who either work in the private or public sector, they are more predisposed to commit corruption offences. One thing is certain, the majority of those who commit corruption offences, have not done it before.
The study’s data shows that the involvement in corruption acts would be caused by defendants’ small salaries at the working place and even the lack of the sources of income to maintain their families. Thus, the lack of salary- generating activity/profession makes, for instance, the influence peddling to be a paid occupation, even if it is illicit.
At the same time, the practice of “demanding and giving bribe” may be the result of the non-application of sanctions to corrupt people or the application of too lenient punishments that do not prevent participation in corrupt activities. The use of non-custodial punishments and lenient sentences significantly increases the number of acts of corruption and reduces public confidence in the judiciary, which is also considered the most affected field in terms of corruption.
More details about the offender profile, the conclusions of the AD officers, as well as recommendations to improve the situation can be found here: