The Phenomenon of Corrupt Behavior and Ways to Reduce Corruption Risk in the Professional Activities of Traffic Police Officers

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Abstract

The features of the social perception by the employees of the State Traffic Inspectorate of corruption offenses committed by representatives of the relevant professional environment in conditions of conflict of interests and business communication are characterized. The author analyzes the nature of corrupt behavior, its conditionality by a set of factors and the relationship with other phenomena (social and professional mentality, legal awareness, motives and values of the individual). A correlation is established between theoretical generalizations and empirical data obtained during a virtual conversation with experienced managers and employees of departments of the State Road Safety Inspectorate. The measures contributing to the reduction of corruption risk in the professional activities of employees of the State Traffic Inspectorate are determined, among which, first of all, an increase in wages, an improvement in the organization of work and the formation of public intolerance to corruption are indicated. Conclusions are formulated and prospects for the study of the psychology of corruption are outlined, which have methodological and applied significance.

General Information

Keywords: corruption behavior, corruption offense, corruption risk, mentality, legal awareness, motives, social perception, traffic police officers

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2022120402

Received: 11.01.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Borisova S.E. The Phenomenon of Corrupt Behavior and Ways to Reduce Corruption Risk in the Professional Activities of Traffic Police Officers [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2022. Vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 16–27. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2022120402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Svetlana E. Borisova, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Chair of Criminal Law, Criminology and Psychology, V.V. Lukianov Orel Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Orel, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6355-4017, e-mail: ya.borisowa-svet2012@yandex.ru

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