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Corruption is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense, undertaken by a person, or an organization entrusted with a position of authority, in order to acquire illegal benefits or abuse power for one's private gain. Corruption may involve many activities, which include bribery and embezzlement, and it may also involve practices which are still legal in many countries.

Political corruption occurs when an officeholder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain.

Corruption and crime are widespread sociological occurrences that appear with regularly in virtually all countries on a global scale in varying degrees and proportions.

The term “red-flag” means a warning, a clue that there may be a problem, a sign of danger. When it comes to bribery and corruption there are a number of signals that are given off in arrangements for various activities that act as warning or red flag that something may be amiss.

In this course, we take a closer look at:

  • Bribery & corruption,
  • Compliance,
  • What the law requires, not only in the US but also in the UK and a selection of European countries,
  • Voluntary guidelines and frameworks,
  • Red flags or corruption indicators,
  • Suggested responses to a wide range of red flag indicators.


These suggested responses can be used as a starting point to help identify the most common third-party red flags, or risk indicators.

Course Key Concepts: Bribery, Corruption, Compliance, Financial Services, Regulations, Red Flags, FCPA.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the world of bribery and corruption.
  • Identify the various red flags that raise warnings about possible bribery and corruption.
  • Discover the key element of the compliance function.
  • Recognize the various responses that may be taken to the different red flags.
Last updated/reviewed: May 8, 2022

3 Reviews (10 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
The content covered a wide array of elements related to addressing bribery and corruption. The pace was a bit slow and the readings of the course were a bit not aligned. However, the course isn't only an illustration of the topic but provides great examples of how to respond to situations of concern. Thanks Stanley!
Anonymous Author
This course is a good introduction to red flags around bribery and corruption. Definitely not in-depth but a good start.
Anonymous Author
Very good course to learn Bribery & Corruption Red flags


Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Course Syllabus
  4:33Introduction to Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags
  4:16Types of Bribery
  14:56Solving the Corruption Problem
  16:10What the Law Requires
  2:50Voluntary Guidelines and Framework
  3:24Red Flags
  8:04Corruption Red Flags
  16:51Suggested Response
  2:06Course Wrap Up
  1:32:57Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags
  PDFSlides: Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags
  PDFUnderstanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags Glossary/ Index