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: August 20, 2023
4 Reviews (17 ratings)


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
As an Forensic Accountant, this lecture is so helpful for my work

Anonymous Author
Very good course to learn Bribery & Corruption Red flags

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags4:33
  Types of Bribery4:16
  Solving the Corruption Problem14:56
  What the Law Requires16:10
  Voluntary Guidelines and Framework2:50
  Red Flags3:24
  Corruption Red Flags8:04
  Suggested Response16:51
  Course Wrap Up2:06
  Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags1:32:57
  Slides: Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red FlagsPDF
  Understanding and Responding to Bribery & Corruption Red Flags Glossary/ IndexPDF