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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

RKN Global on Sports Corruption: Doping

Corruption take as many forms as there are areas of human endeavor; this holds true for corruption in specific areas as well.  Match-fixing is one major area of sports corruption; the other major area, doping, made headlines recently with the revelation that numerous athletes, including many medal winners, were discovered to have cheated through doping

RKN Global on Political Corruption: The Alleged South Korean Scandal

At the time of this writing, a fourth weekend of large public protests has taken place in South Korea.  The protests are directed against the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, who stands accused by prosecutors of conspiracy to commit extortion and abuse of official power.  Ms. Park has not yet had her day in court, so