Political Corruption

Lagniappe Studies Unlimited - Fall, 2007 - Jim Bolner, Sr.


I. Introduction - Definitions and Concepts

II. History and Culture of Political Corruption

III. The Extent of Corruption - Measuring Corruption

IV. Electoral and Legislative Corruption

V. Attempts to Limit Corruption I

VI. Attempts to Limit Corruption II


Online Resources

The Center for Responsive Politics - Campaign Finance Information.
The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.

Open Secrets - The Center for Responsive Politics' political finance database site.

Louisiana Ethics Administration Program - Louisiana Board of Ethics

Louisiana Campaign Finance Contribution Search

FBI Public Integrity Section - 2006 Report

Bret Schulte, "A Troubling Bayou Tradition," US. News and World Report, October 2, 2005

UN Convention Against Corruption

"Dallas Indictments," Dallas Morning News, October 2, 2007

The Teapot Dome Scandal (1920's) - PDF Word

Marsha Shuler, "Financial Disclosure Laws Mostly Weak," The Advocate, September 17, 2007 -  PDF Word - Table  PDF  Word

The Times-Picayune, August 14, 2007,  The Case Against Oliver Thomas

 Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Indicted, Morning Advocate, August 9, 2007

       Jonathan Weisman, "House Votes 411-8 to Pass Ethics Overhaul,"  
       Washington Post,
August 1, 2007

        Brookings Institution Report on Corruption

        FBI - Investigating Political Corruption

        Larry Beecraft, List of Political Corruption Cases

        Wilipedia - Political Corruption
        Federal Prosecutions of Political Corruption

        Political Corruption of the Prosecutorial Function

        U4 Anti-Corruption Center

        LA Ethics 1

        Metropolitan Crime Commission of Baton Rouge Hotline

        The Center for Public Integrity

        The Federal Election Commission

        Jefferson Re-elected (The Times-Picayune)

        Mark Illa, "The Politics of God," New York Times Magazine, August 19, 2007