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 »

Some consequences of political corruption in the United States are physical dangers and financial windfalls to political insiders that deprive other citizens of deserved government business and lucrative contracts. Addit... More »

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Examples of political parties include the Democratic Party (U.S.), the Conservative Party (U.K.), the Christian Democratic Union (Germany) and the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (Zimbabwe). According to Merr... 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 »