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Ronald Noble, RKN Global’s founder, on Corruption’s Finding Opportunity: Sports and Referees

We have previously discussed that corruption abhors a vacuum, and whenever there is an organizational or institutional structure, gaps and opportunities in that structure will be exploited for corrupt purposes if the costs do not outweigh the benefits for the perpetrators.  In the realm of sport, we have examined how tennis, which as a one-on-one

Ronald Noble, Founder of RKN Global, on Corruption in Sports and Why Some Sports are More Susceptible than Others

Spanish authorities’ recent arrest of thirty-four people for match-fixing in connection with tennis matches in Spain and Portugal illustrates one of the qualities that makes sports so ripe for corruption in certain sports:  The ease with which it can be done. RKN Global’s founder, Ronald K. Noble, explains that tennis is especially attractive to corruption

Ronald Noble, RKN Global’s Founder, on the Stubbornness of Corruption

One of the central themes in intelligent crime prevention efforts is an awareness that nature abhors a vacuum.  In the criminal context, this means that criminals will take advantage of any opportunity for corruption that arises within a social, legal or communal structure. Ronald Noble, RKN Global’s founder, highlights that this phenomenon applies in any

Ronald Noble, RKN Global Founder, on Systematic Corruption

Ronald Noble, Founder of RKN Global, discusses the importance of systemic corruption in encouraging further corruption. Over the course of almost three decades in national and international law enforcement, including 14 years at the helm of INTERPOL as its Secretary General, I became extremely familiar with many of the patterns, factors and influences relating to

Ronald Noble, RKN Global Founder, on Political Corruption in Brazil

The year 2016 has seen the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, removed from office over charges of corruption, the politician who headed her ouster, Eduardo Cunha, jailed on corruption charges, and two former governors of the province of Rio de Janeiro (within which the city of Rio de Janeiro is located), Anthony Garotinho and Sergio

RKN Global on Conflict of Interest and its Role in Corruption

A British football manager was given a three year suspension from the sport by the sport’s national governing authority, the Football Association, after he admitted to betting against his own team.  His case highlights an important factor in corruption in general, and in sports corruption in particular:  The role of the conflict of interest. The