Preventing Corporate Corruption

The Anti-Bribery Compliance Model

  • Stefano Manacorda
  • Francesco Centonze
  • Gabrio Forti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Moving Towards the ABC Model: A General Overview

  3. The ABC Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Stefania Giavazzi, Francesca Cottone, Michele De Rosa
      Pages 111-124
  4. Background Analysis for the ABC Model: Compliance Programs in Practice

  5. The ABC Model and International Legal Framework: Rules, Controls, and Sanctions

  6. The ABC Model and Criminal Justice: The National Legal Context

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 513-533

About this book


This book presents the results of a two-year international research project conducted by five academic institutions, under the co-ordination of ISPAC, in co-operation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) to investigate and provide solutions for reducing bribery and corruption in corporations and institutions. It starts with an empirical case study on the effectiveness of a set of self-regulation rules adopted by multinational companies in the energy sector. Second, it explores the relationships between domestic criminal law and self-regulation. Third, it examines guidelines for the adoption of compliance programs developed by international institutions, to serve as models for the future.

The principle result of the book is a three-pronged Anti-Bribery Compliance Model (so called ABC Model), intended as a corruption prevention tool to be adopted by private corporations. It provides a common, research-based standard for anti-bribery compliance programs, with international applications.

This book will be of interest to researchers studying Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly in the areas of organized crime and corruption, as well as related areas like Business Ethics and Comparative International Law.


Bribery Prevention Comparative International Law Corporate Ethics Corruption Prevention Corruption and Organized Crime United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNDOC)

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Manacorda
    • 1
  • Francesco Centonze
    • 2
  • Gabrio Forti
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di GiurisprudenzaSeconda Universita di NapoliSanta Maria Capua VetereItaly
  2. 2.Facoltà di GiurisprudenzaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly
  3. 3.Facoltà di GiurisprudenzaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly

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