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Research and independent study questions

a) Use the UNODC SHERLOC database to identify the nexus between organized crime and corruption. How does corruption facilitate criminal markets in goods and services, such as human trafficking, drug trafficking, falsified medical products, counterfeiting, etc.? How does corruption interact with other threats, such as terrorism, maritime crimes such as piracy, and cybercrime?

b) Visit the website of Center for Investigative Reporting's Crossing the Line: Corruption at the Border project. Are female or male Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers more frequently involved in corruption? What role does gender play when it comes to public servants (law enforcement officers and beyond) accepting bribes? Are women more immune to corruption? Would you recommend that public institutions hire more women expecting that the presence of female public officers would lead to lower corruption levels? Feel to use the existing academic and policy literature on the topic.

c) Study the existing anti-money laundering legislation in your country or internationally and discuss the extent to which crime reduction is attributable to the anti-money laundering regime? How and to what extent has the regime assisted law enforcement?

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