Two examples of political corruption include the Watergate scandal and the Guantanamo Bay files leak. Political corruption occurs when a public official attempts to gain something by abusing power. More »

Many Asian governments such as those of China, North Korea and Burma are autocracies. An autocracy is defined as a government ruled exclusively by a single individual or small group of individuals. More »

A letter to the editor can protest actions taken by government or a local organization, such as a library's decision to curtail its hours. Such letters can mobilize supporters of a cause or bring public attention to a pe... More »

In the Adelphia scandal, three founders of family-owned Adelphia Communications Corp. and two of the company's high-level executives were accused of fraud, conspiracy and theft on a massive scale. This was one in a serie... More »

The direct effect of the Watergate scandal was the resignation of Richard Nixon as President of the United States. A number of Nixon's aides were sent to federal prison. Congress subsequently passed several laws concerni... More »

Some statistics on police corruption are that law enforcement reported 4,861 instances of police misconduct in 2010 and that police use of excessive force comprises 23.8 percent of law enforcement corruption. Per capital... More »

Greed, the desire for power and the wish to advance oneself in society are primary reasons for corruption. Corruption typically flourishes in societies in which there is a high value placed on money, power and station in... More »