Political Corruption Research Paper

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Political Corruption - Political corruption is one of the biggest problems in the United States government, but not just here in America, in other parts of the world as well. This global issue is making big headlines and it is all over the internet, yet people still don’t fully believe that U.S. politicians are corrupt. The people that are making all of the “under the table” deals have got the American people blinded with false promises. The national debt is growing and we, the people, are blaming the President, illegal immigration, and big companies importing goods but the people that are to blame are representing us right now. Corruption is defined as moral perversion or the perversion of integrity. (Dictionary.com) This …show more content…
For example, while in all these countries there is an agency with a legal task to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption among law enforcement officials, its effectiveness is weak. The number of investigations in Bosnia remains low, and those that are pursued focus on relatively minor cases while cases involving high-level corruption and politically powerful individuals are dropped or end in dismissal. The situation is similar in Macedonia. Law enforcement agencies in the region also tend to be politicized. Recruitment and appointment of law enforcement personnel in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia are susceptible to favoritism, assistance, and political interference. Raymond June reports, “The prime minister, the director of the key law enforcement agency, and the state investigation and protection agency were appointed as a result of an agreement among political leaders.” (“Southeast Europe”) And while a new law may introduce a merit-based police force in Macedonia, for the present it seems that party-based recruitment is the norm. The implementation gap between the laws “on the books” and their actual implementation/enforcement needs to be addressed in order to support