Corruption is written about extensively in the context of political and economic development. Wealthy countries like the US and Australia have their share of corruption scandals, and because of the protective factors in place, these corrupt activities are often greeted with disbelief. 

In our July seminar Dr Graycar examined some types of corruption and their contexts in both countries, and identified risk factors, and means of combating corruption. 

Professor Adam Graycar is Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA), a post he took up in 2007. He is also the Director of RICS - the Rutgers Institute on Corruption Studies. 

Professor Graycar has continually worked at the interface of knowledge development, knowledge transmission and public policy, and spent 22 years in senior government positions in Australia. Before taking up his present post he was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia from 2003 to 2007. He has two doctorates from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.