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Gerry Ferguson, Distinguished Professor at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, is an expert in criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, and global corruption. He is currently a senior associate of the International Centre for Criminal Law and a Member of a United Nations Expert Group working on anti-corruption academic materials.
His book begins with a chapter on the general context of corruption, discussing historical, political, sociological, and economic perspectives. The following chapters cover standards and requirements for combating global corruption under international conventions and under United States, United Kingdom, and Canadian Law.
The author created this resource with the goal of making it easier for others to learn and teach global corruption in legal education. The latest edition, published by the University of Victoria ePublishing Services, is issued under a creative commons license and can be fully used, shared, and adapted for non-commercial purposes. By creating this open resource, they are helping law students, legal professionals, and other practitioners access quality online learning tools and advance their legal education. Previous editions of this book can be found on the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Canadian Bar Association, and Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge (TRACK) websites.
Here is a quote from Kim Nayyer, Associate University Librarian – Law, at the University of Victoria, about the publication of the project:
I’m pleased to see high-quality, authoritative legal scholarship in CanLII, world renowned as a reliable source of legal information. CanLII’s inclusion of the respected work, Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice by UVic Distinguished Professor Gerry Ferguson is an advance both for access to legal information and for the exposure and availability of university scholarship.
Thank you for sharing this meaningful project and we look forward to seeing more open books to come!