By James Morton, Susanna Lobez
All police forces nice and small have had incidents of corruption that bedevil the hundreds of thousands of good officials who serve the general public. Morton and Lobez have illustrated, in different Gangland books, that Australia in all probability has out-ganged different nations and that during phrases of Aussie Stings, Australia cons above its weight. Now they flip their highlight on titanic undesirable law enforcement officials. So how does Australia fare within the police corruption stakes? And which kingdom wins the bent cop handicap? Lobez and Morton research the issues from the touchdown of the 1st Fleet via to the current day taking a look at the concerns attributable to greed, strength, drink, intercourse, funds and extra latterly medications. They evaluate the Australian stories in all states with corruption in the US, England and Hong Kong, concentrating particularly on organised corruption from most sensible to backside and the involvement of judges, legal professionals and politicians. And which country has the shadiest police officers? you'll be shocked.
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